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China-EU Trade Relations in Legal Perspective

Organizing institution
Fudan University
Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 1695.00
Advanced Bachelor

This course is part of the Contemporary China Studies Programme Summer Sessions 2018 and is taught in Shanghai, China in collaboration with Fudan University. The course takes a legal approach to the study of the relationship between the EU and third countries and underlying values and approaches, with a specific focus on the EU’s trade policy and law with China. The course aims at enabling students to critically understand the EU as an international organization and analyses the legal developments surrounding trade relationships between the EU and China.

China and the European Union are two of the biggest traders in the world. Currently, China is the EU's 2nd trading partner and the EU is China's biggest trading partner. China and EU now trade more than €1 billion a day which amounts to the second largest economic cooperation in the world. This trade cooperation does not happen in a legal vacuum but functions in a complex legal framework including the rules regarding inter alia the access to the EU’s single market, anti-defense measures which can be imposed on Chinese products and the rules concerning the functioning of the WTO’s dispute settlement.

The first part of the course will start with an introduction to the EU, its institutional structure, judicial powers and legal principles and regulatory approaches that are necessary to understand the functioning of the EU as an international organization. This forms the basis for next discussing the external powers of the EU and the different legal ways in which it engages in relations with third countries.

In the second part of the course, attention will be paid specifically to the particular trading rules of the EU which shape its trade relation with China. Specific topics include the construct and principles of the EU’s single market; EU Common Commercial Policy; EU trade defence measures; EU competition rules and access to justice in the EU. 

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Prof. dr. Linda Senden

Prof. dr. Linda Senden & Prof. dr. Sybe de Vries 

Students of the social sciences, including economics and business, political sciences, European studies, history, culture studies and sociology. A wide range of interests will help, but no specific expertise is required.
Course + course materials € 1695.00
Housing € 300.00, through A third party

In case you apply for two consecutive courses at CCSP Summer Sessions in Shanghai, you will receive a discount of 20% on the tuition and housing fees of the second course.

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:
C.V., Transcript of Grades, Additional Application Form
Application deadline: 31 May 2018