On September 19, by press release from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (“CCPIT”)1, China’s first investment dispute arbitration rules (the “Rules”) were announced. The Rules are set to come into effect on October 1, 2017. According to CCPIT, in light of China’s increased presence in international investment, and concerns over the lack of comprehensive investment legal systems in those countries covered by the Belt and Road Initiative, China invested much effort involving multiple agencies to research on and draft the Rules providing for an investment dispute resolution mechanism for the region. CKR has obtained a copy of the new Rules. Based on our review, we have identified the unique features.