LAWS5213 Practical Issues with Chinese Contracts and Commercial Laws

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
This is a compulsory unit of the Graduate Diploma in Chinese Business Law (20390) but advanced standing can be given where students have completed a course covering Chinese contract law and/or company law elsewhere. The unit provides students with (1) an overall discussion of how the contract law works in China; (2) an overall discussion of how the company law works in China; and (3) an overall discussion of other Chinese commercial laws such as banking law, anti-monopoly law, environment protection law, foreign investment approval, and Shanghai free trade zone.

The unit is specifically designed for providing knowledge concerning operating a foreign business in China.
Students are able to (1) contextually evaluate the practice of contract law and company law in China and develop skills for engaging with the relevant practice; (2) identify and analyse specific topics of Chinese commercial laws; (3) identify the enforcement risk and the ethical implications of professional engagement in contracting in China; (4) recognise and evaluate opportunities and challenges for foreign business and critically analyse topics of contract law in China; (5) conduct independent research and group work, demonstrating a high level of theoretical and advanced integrated knowledge; (6) develop unique practical skills in interacting with China and engaging Chinese clients; (7) enhance their ability to work in a group and conduct independent research; and (8) organise and structure time and resources in the efficient pursuit of academic excellence and skill building.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) group project (submission of a PowerPoint presentation on a given topic within one month after the completion of the intensive teaching period); (2) test; and (3) research paper (5600 words). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Ken Shao
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 July. Refer to the timetable website for exact times and locations.
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