University of Technology Sydney

78026 Business and Law in China

Requisite(s): ( 70211 Contracts OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law))
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These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 76009 Introduction to Chinese Business Law AND 78118 Business and Law in China


With China's emergence as a new economic superpower, and with ever-deepening business ties between Australia and China, it is crucial that students gain an up-to-date understanding of Chinese business law and an awareness of major differences between Australian and Chinese legal and business cultures. This subject focuses on areas of Chinese law that are most relevant for foreign businesses and for law firms with a China practice. Topic areas covered include:

  • Chinese legal culture/business culture
  • challenges of doing business in China — politics, bureaucracy, corruption, personal connections
  • Chinese business enterprise law — state-owned enterprises, companies limited by shares, township and village enterprises, private entrepreneurs, foreign-invested enterprises
  • pitfalls surrounding contracts and business transactions with Chinese enterprises
  • foreign investment regime in China
  • Chinese banking/finance system and capital markets
  • business dispute resolution and litigation.


  1. This subject was formerly called Chinese Corporate Commercial Law.
  2. Students who have completed an introductory subject in Chinese law need not attend the first class but are welcome to attend if they wish.

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