Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CCS309
Module Title: China: International Trade
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to provide students with broad understanding of the nature and determinants of the pattern of international trade, capital flows, and the inter-relations between the two. These topics will be studied with specific focus on the China economy and its major trading partners.
Learning outcomes 
A Understand why countries trade with one another and what determines trade.

B Gain knowledge on China trade relations with major partners and the issues involved in it.

C Understand the importance exchange rate mechanism in China’s trade.

D Have knowledge of role of foreign direct investment (FDI) on China’s trade growth.

E The role of national and international institutions in regulating trade and the consequences of trade for a variety of issues including employment.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered via a combination of lectures and seminars.
Lectures will be designed to provide essential information and introduce students to the basic tools of analysis.
Seminars will be delivered to supplement the lectures and to discuss selected topics in detail.
Theories of trade

World trade history and China

China’s comparative advantage and export growth

China relations with major trade partners

Role of exchange rate in trade and China currency management

China and major trade agreements

Role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China’s trade

Multi-nationals and Intra-industry trade

Employment and China’s trade

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  13        118  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 In-Class Performance 10.00
2 In-Class Presentation 15.00
3 Essay Preparation 25.00
4 Final Essay 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/3/2020 12:30:08 AM