Chinese Politics Part 2 – China and the World

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About this course: One of the most significant changes in the world in the past 30 years is the opening of China to the outside world and its engagement with that world. In the initial years of the opening, external forces influenced China’s economy, regional balances, bureaucracy, as well as the political authority of local leaders in the coastal areas. More recently, the world is feeling the effects of a rising China which seeks resources and talent from all around the globe and uses its financial wealth to strengthen its position in the world. This course tracks the opening of China up from 1978 until it joins the WTO, focusing on how the world affected China’s internal development. …

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About this course: One of the most significant changes in the world in the past 30 years is the opening of China to the outside world and its engagement with that world. In the initial years of the opening, external forces influenced China’s economy, regional balances, bureaucracy, as well as the political authority of local leaders in the coastal areas. More recently, the world is feeling the effects of a rising China which seeks resources and talent from all around the globe and uses its financial wealth to strengthen its position in the world. This course tracks the opening of China up from 1978 until it joins the WTO, focusing on how the world affected China’s internal development. We then look at various aspects of China’s “going out strategy” — its search for energy, talent, as well as its relations with the United States and the states within the Asia-Pacific region. The instructor has been deeply engaged in research on all these topics, having lived in China during various stages of China’s opening to the outside world. Course Overview video: https://youtu.be/7FpNL67EbE4

Created by:  The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Taught by:  David Zweig, Chair Professor of the Division of Social Science and Director of Center on China’s Transnational Relations

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WEEK 1


Orientation and Module 1: China’s Opening to the Outside World, 1978-2000
Before you start with the content for Module 1, please watch the Course Overview, review the Assignment and Grading page, and introduce yourself to other learners who will be studying this course with you.


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  1. Video: Course Overview
  2. Reading: Assignments and Grading
  3. Discussion Prompt: Meet and Greet
  4. Video: 0.1: Introduction to the Course - China and the World
  5. Discussion Prompt: 0.1: Discussion
  6. Video: 1.1: Explaining China’s Opening to the World, 1978-2000: “Second Image Reversed” and “Relative Prices”
  7. Video: 1.2: Explaining China’s Opening to the World, 1978-2000: Linkages, Leaders and Models
  8. Video: 1.3: Visualizing China’s Opening: From Autarky to Mercantilism
  9. Video: 1.4: Applying the Model to China’s Opening
  10. Video: 1.5: Case Study: Rural Joint Ventures and the Local Alliance with International Capital
  11. Video: 1.6: Case Study: China’s Decision to Join the World Trade Organization
  12. Video: 1.7: Conclusion to the Two Cases
  13. Reading: Module 1 Course Reading

Graded: Quiz 1

WEEK 2


Module 2: China’s Changing Relations with the World, 2000-2016



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  1. Video: 2.1: International Structure: Realism and Constructivism
  2. Video: 2.2 International Political Economy and National Power
  3. Video: 2.3 Domestic Politics, Leadership and Foreign Policy
  4. Video: 2.4 Sino-US Relations: The Most Important Bi-lateral Relationship in the World
  5. Video: 2.5 Sino-Japanese Relations
  6. Video: 2.6 Sino-Russian Relations
  7. Video: 2.7 Relations with Taiwan and Hong Kong
  8. Video: 2.8 China’s Regional Ties
  9. Video: 2.9 China and ASEAN
  10. Video: 2.10 China and the Korean Peninsula
  11. Video: 2.11 China and Central Asia: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
  12. Reading: Module 2 Course Reading

Graded: Quiz 2

WEEK 3


Module 3: China’s Global Search for Energy and Resources



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  1. Video: 3.1 Going Out for Energy and Resources
  2. Video: 3.2 China’s Energy Anxiety
  3. Video: 3.3 China’s Strategies to Resolve Energy Anxiety
  4. Video: 3.4 Key Chinese Actors in Energy Diplomacy and Their Roles
  5. Video: 3.5 Key Actors Outside the Government
  6. Discussion Prompt: 3.5: Discussion
  7. Video: 3.6 Case Study: Iran – Balancing Energy Needs and Support for Non-Proliferation
  8. Video: 3.7 Case Study: Angola – Dealing with an Independent, Neutral and Tough Partner
  9. Video: 3.8 Case Study: Australia – Energy Diplomacy with a U.S. Strategic Ally
  10. Video: 3.9 Case Study: Australia’s Quixotic Policy Towards China – Trade’s Strategic Significance
  11. Discussion Prompt: 3.9: Discussion
  12. Video: 3.10 Module Conclusion
  13. Reading: Module 3 Course Reading

Graded: Quiz 3

WEEK 4


Module 4: China’s Global Search for Talent and Technology, 1978-2016



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  1. Video: 4.1: What Can States Do?
  2. Video: 4.2: Explaining China’s Success
  3. Video: 4.3 The History of the Policy
  4. Video: 4.4: Improving Policy After Tiananmen
  5. Video: 4.5: Bringing the Party Back In: The 1000 Talents Program (2002-2008)
  6. Video: 4.6: The 1000 Talents Program
  7. Video: 4.7: Evaluating 1000 Talents Policy and its Limits
  8. Video: 4.8: Case Study: Academics and Universities
  9. Video: 4.9: Academics and Universities: Current Reforms
  10. Video: 4.10: Case Study: Scientists and the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  11. Video: 4.11: The Need for Reform at the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  12. Discussion Prompt: 4.11: Discussion
  13. Video: 4.12: Case Study: Entrepreneurs and the Municipal Governments
  14. Video: 4.13: Entrepreneurs, Technology and the Search for Shortage
  15. Discussion Prompt: 4.13: Discussion
  16. Video: 4.14: Case Study: The Diaspora Option – Serving China from Abroad
  17. Video: 4.15: Module Conclusion
  18. Reading: Module 4 Course Reading

Graded: Quiz 4

WEEK 5


Module 5: China’s Rise and the World: A Panel Discussion
In this module, we invited three professors from various universities in Hong Kong to share with us their views on China's foreign policy and China's rise. Let's learn from these experts.


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  1. Video: 5.1: Introducing the Panel
  2. Video: 5.2: External Influences on Chinese Foreign Policy Behaviour
  3. Video: 5.3: The Role of China’s Leaders in China’s Rise
  4. Video: 5.4: Domestic Politics and Its Influence on Chinese Foreign Policy
  5. Video: 5.5: From a Political Economy Perspective, is China’s Rise Changing the World?
  6. Video: 5.6: Problems of Misperceptions
  7. Video: 5.7: Can China Rise Peacefully?
  8. Video: 5.8: Summary on the Panel Discussion
  9. Reading: Module 5 Course Reading

Graded: Peer-reviewed Written Assignment 1

WEEK 6


Final Exam and Farewell
Now is time to test your understanding on the entire course. Take the final exam and complete the post-course survey. Your valuable feedback will certainly help us improve future iterations of the course.


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  1. Practice Quiz: Post-course Survey

Graded: Final Exam
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