BTF5170 - Chinese business law - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Chenxia Shi


Dr Chenxia Shi

Not offered in 2019




This unit provides historical and broad policy perspectives on specific areas of business law and regulation in China. Topics of the unit include business entities in China, corporate governance, competition law and policy, intellectual property rights protection, regulation of foreign investment, labour regulation, business disputes resolution mechanisms and corporate bankruptcy. This unit will enable students to acquire a good understanding of cultural, political and social factors shaping business law and regulation in China, and provide students with guidance on compliance issues in practice.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. comprehend business culture and underlying principles of business law and regulation in China
  2. develop good understanding of cultural, political and social factors shaping business regulation in China
  3. acquire knowledge of specific substantive areas of Chinese business law
  4. critically analyse key issues of Chinese business law and the manner in which law regulates commercial activities in China
  5. evaluate broad policy perspectives on business regulation issues
  6. improve student research, writing and presentation skills through an extended opportunity to present and research on a topic or area chosen by the students.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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