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China's Innovation Economy

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Micro-Certificate Overview

Many still believe that China’s economic success is mainly tied to its large cheap labor pool, or that its economy is not innovative. This is not true. This module explores China’s history and culture of innovation.

What topics will be covered:

  • Trace the origins, evolution, and impact of imitation in the Shanzhai movement and beyond.

  • Explain how Chinese companies and cultural icons move from imitation to innovation.

  • Distinguish between ways that Chinese companies innovate.

  • Give examples of how big tech has impacted small-scale innovation in China.

  • Identify why entrepreneurship and innovation are important in the Xi Jinping Era.

Micro-Certificate Format 
This micro-certificate provides approximately 3 hours of content. Participants have up to one year from the purchase date to complete this micro-certificate. It is advised that you complete it within 1-2 weeks to provide an optimal learning experience.


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To earn a certificate you must complete all eight micro-certificates.  At this time four of the eight micro-certificates have been released.  Check back in later for the next iteration of micro-certificates.  

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