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This program consists of two courses:

Doing Business in China

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!

Belt and Road: China’s Economic Development

All eyes are on China as the country grows in economic power at an unparalleled pace. Hosted in Tianjin, this program is designed for international students to learn about China’s economic development since 1978.

The program begins with focus on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the government’s open market strategy. You’ll review the purpose of the initiative as well as the controversy that comes with it; while it’s a welcome push for economic diplomacy, the initiative faces challenges over long-term sustainability, trade imbalance, and property rights. You will also look at China’s trade activities in a global context, examining how aging and population influence the country’s competitive advantage, and how RMB exchange rates impact the World Trade Organization and its members.

Throughout this program you’ll discover how economics have influenced China’s history, culture, politics, and identity. Students leave well-equipped to pursue specialized studies in China or further education in economics and foreign trade.

Program Specific Eligibility Requirements

Recommended for 3rd or 4th year students.

See How to Apply page for general CLIC eligibility requirements.

Application Procedure

Apply with your Canadian home university to receive your travel grant.

Complete an application with the China Scholarship Council.

Complete an online registration form with CLIC: https://clic-horizons.symplicity.com.

Apply with the host university by filling out an application form and emailing it to studyinnankai@nankai.edu.cn .

Application Deadline

Travel grant deadlines vary for Canadian universities. Check with your home university CLIC contact.

Noon March 4, 2020 (MST): Application with China Scholarship Council and CLIC online registration

Midnight March 6, 2020 (MST): Registration with Nankai University


International Student Section
Office for International Academic Exchanges
Nankai University
+86 22 2350 8686, +86 22 2350 9646 (fax)

Discipline: Economics

Major: China Economics

If this program is not available at your university, contact your home university CLIC liaison and see if they can add it!