UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LAWS5212 China–Australia Relations: Trade, Finance and Law

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This is a compulsory unit of the Graduate Diploma in Chinese Business Law (20390). It provides students with (1) a comprehensive discussion of trade related and cultural issues in business negotiations and law in large cross-border transactions between China and Australia; (2) an overall discussion of China–Australia economic relations in mining and resource, agriculture and high technology; and (3) a good discussion of various key issues such as dispute resolution, tax and corporate governance.

This unit is specifically designed for those who are interested in understanding cross-border transactions, investments and legal issues concerning China and Australia.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an integrated knowledge of the problems existing in China–Australia transactions and investment in key industries; (2) demonstrate an integrated knowledge of the ethical issues and risk inherent in cross-border transactions, and advise clients accordingly in an ethical and professional manner; (3) develop skills relevant to dispute resolution and other skills important to China–Australia cross-border negotiations; (4) contextually evaluate the changing future of China–Australia economic relations; (5) enhance their ability to work in a group and conduct independent research; (6) develop unique practical skills in interacting with China and engaging Chinese clients on issues of trade; (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.
Assessment 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/examination; 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 and Dr Juan He
Contact hours offered intensively
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.law.uwa.edu.au/Units/LAWS5212/TS-D-4E/2017
Note Teaching dates for this unit are as follows: Friday 21st to Monday 24th July. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

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