General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course name:||China Investment Law|
|Programme offered under:||LLB Programme|
|Designated research course:||Yes|
|Specialization:||Chinese law, Commercial, corporate and financial law, International trade and economic law|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||No|
|Course offered to non-law students:||No|
|Credit point value:||6 credits|
1.2 Course description
The course provides a comprehensive analysis of the legal, policy and business aspects of foreign direct investment in China. We will learn the evolution of Chinese foreign investment law since 1970s, from the opening-up policy to the newly enacted Foreign Investment Law, as well as China’s outbound investment policies (such as the Belt and Road Initiative) and investment treaties. Areas covered include: policies and priorities underlying China investment law; market access and the national security review; organization, operation and liquidation of foreign-related business entities in China; relevant regulatory issues including taxation, exchange control, export control, intellectual property and data regulation; investment dispute resolution.
China investment law is a highly dynamic regime with complex legal and nonlegal sources, which confuses many foreign as well as domestic lawyers. Before you jump into this promising pool of legal practice, this course will teach you basic knowledge and skills for survival and success. After completion of the course, you will comprehend the current legal framework of China on foreign direct investment, and understand how rules are applied to major practical problems and legal disputes. These rules are not static: we will learn how they have evolved and the trend of legal reform in the future. To facilitate learning, we will study real-world problems and take a comparative view of similar regulatory mechanisms in other jurisdictions such as the US and the EU.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor||Ying Zhufirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 713||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Understand the current legal regime of China on foreign direct investment and its application to practical problems and legal disputes.
CLO 2 Appreciate the evolution of Chinese investment rules and policies in the context of domestic legal modernization and globalization.
CLO 3 Recognize the complexity and dynamicity of foreign investment regulation with multiple legal sources and governing agencies.
CLO 4 Analyze and appraise foreign investment rules of different countries with a comparative perspective.
CLO 5 Comprehend the interaction between domestic and international investment regimes, and the interface between foreign investment law and public interest governance.
2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/llb-plo/
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Course participation||N/A||20%||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Research paper||23 May 2023||80%||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Seminar:||3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by course convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Reading materials are posted on Moodle|
|Core reading list:||Yuwen Li & Cheng Bian, China’s Foreign Investment Legal Regime: Progress and Limitations (Routledge, 2022)|
|Recommended reading list:||TBA|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/