International Trade

I. Training Goals and Duration of Schooling

This major aims to develop talented students who adhere to the four cardinal principles: promoting the reform and opening-up; developing morally, intellectually, and physically; obeying the law and being disciplined; being of good conduct.  These students must have a good knowledge of basic economic theory and systematic international trade expertise, as well as a good command of a foreign language and certain modern economic analysis methods and computer technology. After graduation, these students can engage in teaching and research in international trade, can work in management in government departments, or they can be active in the business of the trade organizations.

Master’s degree students have a flexible study period of two to three years, and those who complete the required credits and pass the examinations as well as the thesis defense can finish their studies within two or two-and-a-half years.

II. Specialized Research Orientation



Main Research Content



International Trade and its Application

The development of international trade theory and its applications, including classical international trade theory, neoclassical theory of international trade, modern international trade theory, international trade policy of developed countries, international trade policy of developing countries, etc.

Professor Zhao Chunming (Supervisor of Ph.D. candidates)


China Foreign Trade Issues

China's foreign trade strategy, China's foreign trade policy, the impact of the international trade environment on China's foreign trade, etc.

Professor Qu Ruxiao (Supervisor of Ph.D. candidates)


Practice of International Trade

Trading conditions in international trade, as well as trade procedures, methods, etc.

Professor Yao Xinchao (Supervisor of Ph.D. candidates)


Fair Trade Issues

Fairness in international trade, especially as to the damage on a country's domestic industry caused by dumping, anti-dumping, labor standards, and so on.

Professor Zhong Xin



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