CHN30060 Chinese Economy

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the contemporary Chinese economic system and an analytical framework for the study of modern Chinese business behaviour. It covers 10 key topics which together serve to introduce students to China's economic reform and give a comprehensive account of the modern Chinese economy. Students will develop the ability to comprehend and analyse major theoretical and policy issues in China's economic development and transformation and their implications for the business environment and practices.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module, students should have greater familiarity with the key economic magnitudes and institutional settings of the contemporary Chinese economy. They should have developed an awareness of key issues in China's economic development and their implications for the rest of the world. They should be able to explain the general process of economic reform in China and its achievements and constraints. They should be familiar with the interrelationship between the Chinese economic system and current Chinese business environment, decision-making process and market entry.

Indicative Module Content:

Key topics include:
1. Introduction: economic history and overview
2. Economic Reform since 1978
3. Rural Economy
4. Urban Economy
5. Trade and Investment
6. Macro Policies and Financial System
7. Population and Human Capital
8. Income, Poverty & Inequality in China
9. New Silk Road
10. Rising China: Assessment and Prospect

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Key teaching and learning approaches used in this module include: lectures; tutorials; group project and student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Chinese Economy (BCHN30080)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Attendance: attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Two response papers of 1500 to 2000 words each on two selected readings. Unspecified Yes Graded No


Group Project: Group presentation and essay Week 8 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

For the group project, group/class feedback is carried out in tutorial sessions. For the end term exam, feedback individually to students if it is requested.

Name Role
Xinyang Liu Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Liming Wang Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Lucy Liu Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Fri 13:00 - 13:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 15:00 - 16:50