While the 21st century may or may not be called the Chinese century, there is no doubt that China has become a dominant political, economic, and business force on the global stage. The fastest and the largest markets for many products and services are located in China. The supply chains for most manufacturing industries pass through China. Increasingly, China is becoming the base for high value-added activities, such as research and development. The center of economic gravity is shifting to China, and every aspiring business executive needs to understand China and how to do business with it. In this course, students learn about China's history, politics, and economics. Instructor permission is required.