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ECX2630: Chinese economy and global business

Faculty of Business and Economics

Chinese economy and global business

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This unit examines the resurrection of China in the global economy and its impact on international business, trade and investment, and global economic growth. It analyses China's economic development strategy since 1978 and the consequences on growth, poverty alleviation, income distribution, integration into the world economy, and the challenges of increased competitiveness on other major economies. In addition, it examines how China's participation in regional trade agreements (such as the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement) and the World Trade Organization has opened up opportunities vis-à-vis imposed challenges for trade, investment, and international cooperation. It also provides a strategic perspective on issues facing multinationals doing business in China - such as the state interference on business operations, forced technological transfer and IP protection, wide adoption of e-commerce and e-payment system, with insights into successful business models.


1 - Within semester assessment - 50% 2 - Examination - 50%


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. You are expected to complete all pre-class activities prior to your scheduled class, and post-class activities should be completed after your scheduled class. Learning activities may include a combination of teacher directed, peer directed and online engagement activities.

Global challenges

Our Strategic Plan, Impact 2030, charts the path for how Monash will actively respond to climate change, preserving geopolitical security and fostering thriving communities over the next decade. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following Global Challenges:

Geopolitical Security

Sustainable development goals

Adopted by the UN Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following SDGs:

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities