General Course Information

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW3153
Course name: China Investment Law
Programme offered under: LLB Programme
Semester: First
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

This course provides a comprehensive, informed treatment and analysis of the legal, policy and business aspects of foreign direct investment in China. Areas covered include: current PRC foreign investment policies and priorities, including ncouraged industries investment incentives and investment protection; PRC regulatory authorities and government approval process; offshore structures; PRC foreign-related business and investment organizations: representative offices, branches offices, holding companies, foreign investment enterprises (FIEs): Sino-foreign cooperative and equity joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOEs), listed and unlisted Sino-foreign joint stock limited companies (JSLCs); practical joint venture contract drafting and operational issues; trading and distribution; technology transfer; conversions; mergers and acquisitions; selected regulatory issues: corporate income taxation, foreign exchange control; FIE debt and equity financing; out-bound China investment.

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Xianchu Zhang xczhang@hku.hk CCT 504 By email

Learning Outcomes

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 The objectives of the course are to provide students with a critical understanding of the current legal regime of investment law in China, and to enable students to appreciate the theoretical and practical developments and concerns in the context of Chinese legal modernization.

The course will examine:

– The major legislations concerning foreign investment;

– The major commitments made by China to its WTO accession;

– The major government regulations and policies on foreign investment; and

– Relevant cases and practical concerns

A student who successfully completes the course will gain fundamental knowledge of the laws and regulation concerned and of contemporary theories, practices and current issues in this area.

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



3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Research paper TBC 100% 1 1
*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

Learning Activities

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).

Learning Resources

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/