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LAWS 4419 Legal Aspects of Doing Business in China (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

China has passed Japan as the second-largest economy since 2011. Over the past three decades, as China has emerged as the world's fastest-growing economy, its law and legal institutions have also evolved and, in some respects, increasingly engaged international norms. This course is designed to provide an overview of the legal environment for doing business in and with China. After a short overview of China's legal history and a brief introduction of the major legal institutions of the People's Republic of China, the course examines prominent areas in which law and business intersect, including property, contracts, product safety, the law of business organizations, intellectual property protection, foreign direct investment, WTO accession and integration, anti-corruption and the resolution of business disputes. By using examples, case studies and a negotiation simulation, the course emphasizes the most current and relevant topics that students need to understand in today's business law


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Prerequisites: Background in international trade law and international business transactions is welcome, but not required.

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13