LAWS5210 Working with China: Business in a Socio-legal Context

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides students with (1) key social, cultural, legal and economic contexts that are widely ignored or misinterpreted when discussing Chinese law and legal and political reforms; (2) details of the changes in important branches of Chinese laws such as the labour contract law and judicial independence; and (3) essential cultural and risk management skills for advising foreign companies entering into China and for engaging Chinese clients.

The unit aims to dramatically broaden students' holistic, independent and critical purview in Chinese knowledge, which has been viewed by top tier law firms and companies as a crucial but widely absent skill when dealing with Chinese clients. But such knowledge must commence under a comprehensive understanding of many ignored social, cultural, legal and economic contexts of China.
Students are able to (1) describe major aspects of business law in China; (2) carry out cultural and risk management strategies in advising foreign companies doing business in China ; (3) demonstrate a high level of theoretical and advanced integrated knowledge of Chinese law through independent research and group work; (4) demonstrate practical skills in interacting with China, engaging with Chinese clients, and e work in a group; (5) demonstrate the ability to organise and structure time and resources in the efficient pursuit of academic excellence and skill building; and (6) critically evaluate certain important branches of Chinese law.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group project; (2) test; and (3) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Ken Shao
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