ECON7520 China’s Foreign Trade and Investment (3 units)
This course aims to introduce student basic facts and analysis of the rationale, the institutional changes, arrangements and policies as well as the economic impacts of foreign trade and investment liberalization in post-1978 China. The first part provides a theoretical as well as empirical framework for analysis of China’s foreign trade issues. The second part examines and assesses the recent developments of foreign investment in China. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to have basic understanding of how foreign investment and trade have been conducted in China; how they may have shaped the structure, administration and performance of the Chinese economy particularly in the post-1978 reform period and how could their beneficial role be strengthened.
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