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Global Impact of China's Economy, Politics and Markets

Enodo Economics via edX Professional Certificate


China is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world, yet one of the most important to figure out. Its meteoric rise and unique development model have transformed the global economy and financial markets in the past 20 years.

You will learn how the Chinese economy, political system and financial markets work, and how they affect the world economy.

The international order is undergoing a fundamental shift, which we call The Great Decoupling, as the rules of engagement between the aspiring superpower, China, and the existing superpower, the United States, are rewritten. The two countries, under Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, are rapidly drifting apart, a divergence that is set to shape global politics, economics and markets for years to come.

The coronavirus outbreak, which started in Wuhan and turned into a global pandemic as well as Beijing’s response to Covid-19 are set to accelerate the global impact of the Great Decoupling, especially when it comes to international supply chains.

As a financial professional, investor, policymaker or business leader, you will finish this program with a better grasp of how to read China’s leaders, policymakers, regulators and investors.

You will learn how the Chinese think and what they value.

You will gain the knowledge needed to make informed investment decisions and navigate a world in which China is swiftly becoming more assertive.

You will discover what China’s economic and geopolitical strategies, both domestic and global, mean for your organization.

You will learn how to deal with a culture which has a strong sense of identity and purpose and is governed by a Communist party intent on sticking to its own development path.

Unbiased analysis, real-life examples and practical guidance will equip you with the analytical frameworks and tools to apply to your investment decisions, risk assessments or policymaking.

You will learn directly from Enodo Economics’ team of experts, who together have more than 250 years of experience focusing on the economics, politics, markets and culture of China.

We make use of specially shot online teaching videos that are produced to a high professional standard. The material, carefully tailored to bring to life the content of each course, includes interviews with relevant figures whose personal stories illuminate the concepts being taught. Imaginative visual aids and animation are designed to enhance the learning experience – and make it fun.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: China - Understanding the Fundamentals

You will learn about the fundamental forces driving China’s markets, economy and political system and get an overview of how Chinese policymakers and investors think.This course is CPE/CPD certified.

Course 2: China’s Unique Hybrid Economy

You will learn how to analyse China’s one-of-a-kind economy, what the key characteristics of China’s development model are and how its policy levers – monetary, fiscal and regulatory – work.

Course 3: China’s Communist Political System and Global Ambitions

You will gain a thorough understanding of how China’s political system works, find out what Xi’s “China Dream” really means and how China sees its role in the world

Course 4: China’s Financial Markets: Banks, Bonds and Equities

You will learn how China’s financial markets really operate, how to find opportunities and how to avoid the pitfalls of investing in a market with distinctly Chinese characteristics.


Taught by

Dinny McMahon, Nigel Inkster and Diana Choyleva


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