Doing Business in China


Program Information

More than ever, those who understand Chinese policies, practices, and customs have a major advantage in the world market. “Doing Business in China” is the ultimate how-to for engaging the world’s second largest economy.

Since entering the world market in 1978, the nation has worked toward globalization and trade cooperation. Foreign trade has become one of China’s most dynamic and fastest-growing sectors, placing China among the world’s most influential players. The first half of this program provides an overview of China’s foreign trade reforms, including the nation’s entry into the WTO and the economic restructuring that came as a result. The second half of the program will introduce you to the practical aspects of doing business in China, where you’ll learn theß specific laws, procedures, and customs around doing business and setting up a firm.

China’s foreign trade development has strengthened the nation’s ties with the rest of the world, especially Canada. You’ll find that a background in China’s business culture will boost your career prospects at home and abroad!

Eligibility Requirements

Only Canadian citizens are eligible to receive CLIC support.

Open to graduate and undergraduate students at all nine CLIC member universities. Recommended for 3rd or 4th year students.

Note: In order to qualify for CLIC funding, students also have to take Belt and Road Initiative: China’s Economic Development.

Note: Credit transfer has only been approved of at the University of Alberta, University of Montreal, and University of Ottawa. Students from other CLIC member universities must submit course documentation to their faculty for credit transfer approval. Contact the CLIC office ( to help you to get the documents for credit transfer approval.


Nankai University, Tianjin


July 2 – July 27, 2018

Application Procedure

Apply with your home university to receive your travel grant.

Complete an application with the China Scholarship Council.

Apply with the host university by filling out an application form and emailing it to

Application Deadline

Check with your home university. Each Canadian university has its own deadlines for Summer programs.