POL3712 - China and the World

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
SA3712 or SA2975
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to critically review the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China since its establishment in 1949, with major emphasis on recent developments. Adopting a chronological approach, the course is designed to help students identify and analyze the linkage between the world views of the Chinese leadership and domestic political developments at various stages. Special attention will be given to China’s key bilateral relationships with the United States, Russia, Japan, EU, ASEAN and China’s role in international organizations such as the UN, WTO, WHO. Students are encouraged to critically assess  and develop new knowledge about the achievements and failures of Chinese foreign policy by applying  international relations theories  social science research skills to real-world problems.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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