3 ECTS credits
75 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 8020274GER for all students in the 2nd semester at a (G) Postgraduate - preliminary level.

2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Taught in
Faculty of Social Sciences & SolvayBusinessSchool
ES Academische eenheid
Educational team
Decaan ES (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
15 contact hours Lecture
Course Content

The course covers the following topics:

  • Background of the establishment of Shanghai Free Trade Zone
  • Innovation on Administration
  • Investment measures and Negative List mode
  • Trade facilities
  • Financial reforms
  • Legal system of Shanghai Free Trade Zone
Course material
Course text (Recommended) : Seminar on Shanghai Free Trade Zone
Additional info

Articles on the Chinese economy will be disseminated during class.

(!) The teaching and assessment format of this course is subject to change if the minimum number of students isn’t reached.

Learning Outcomes

General Competences

Shanghai Free Trade Zone, established in 2013, marks a major milestone in China’s commitment to forge ahead with domestic reforms and wider opening to world markets, in line with global economic trends.

After the course, the students are able to know that:

  • Why Shanghai Free Trade Zone was established?
  • What are special rules in Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
  • What is the future of Shanghai Free Trade Zone?


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Other Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Paper with a relative weight of 100 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

Additional info regarding evaluation

(!) The teaching and assessment format of this course is subject to change if the minimum number of students isn’t reached.

Allowed unsatisfactory mark
The supplementary Teaching and Examination Regulations of your faculty stipulate whether an allowed unsatisfactory mark for this programme unit is permitted.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Postgraduate Certificate Economic Diplomacy: Standaard traject
Postgraduate Certificate International Trade and Investment: Standaard traject
Postgraduate Certificate Flagship Programme in Economic Diplomacy and International Business: Standaard traject