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This subject is a reading course on Chinese economic and business documents. Students will be given a guided introduction to a variety of economic documents, including official policy statements, statistical material, newspaper reports and comments, and information drawn from the world wide web. Special attention will be paid to foreign trade issues and the economic links between Australia and China. The terminology and style of these documents will be analysed, as will the source and purpose of their publication.
Intended learning outcomes
- improve their skills in the comprehension of written Chinese.
- increase their passive as well as active vocabulary.
- improve their ability to analyse Chinese documents.
- gain knowledge of some issues of contemporary Chinese economic policy.
- acquire skills to extract information from complex specialised materials written in Chinese, and render those accurately into English.
- be able to present specialised technical information in a correct professional format.
- develop a knowledge of the contemporary global socio-economic environment.
- acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion.
- show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.
- acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
- acquire public speaking skills through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations.
Last updated: 15 May 2020