Category: Podcast Episodes

Episode 7: Shanghai Internationalisation: Some Way to Go

Shanghai Internationalisation: Some Way to Go

In this episode, we sit down with European Chamber Vice President and Shanghai Chapter Chair Carlo D’Andrea and Shanghai Working Group and Communications Coordinator Rachel Rapaport to discuss the recently released Shanghai Position Paper. If you would like to download the report, please click here.

Episode 6: The Journey East

The Journey East

In this episode, hear from Chamber Vice President and Southwest Chapter Chair Paul Sives and Shanghai colleague Rachel Rapaport discussing their experiences of trying to return to China and quarantine under the ever-changing COVID-19 management systems in Chengdu and Shanghai.

Episode 5: Cybersecurity Matters

Cybersecurity Matters

In this episode, we look at China’s cybersecurity and data management framework, mainly the Cybersecurity Law, the draft Data Security Law and personal information protection; how they might impact European businesses operating in China, and the differences between Chinese and European approaches to cyber and data issues. Guest speakers Caroline Chen, vice chair of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group, and Cindi Yu, coordinator of the ICT and Cybersecurity working groups join the discussion.

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Episode 4: The Policy ‘Bible’

The Policy ‘Bible’

In this episode, we sit down with Chamber President Joerg Wuttke to look at the recently released European Business in China Position Paper 2020/2021 – the Chamber’s annual flagship report. If you would like to download the publication, please click here.

Episode 3 EU-China: Straight Talk

EU-China: Straight Talk

In the third episode, we look into the top-level meeting between presidents Von der Leyen, Michel and Merkel and Chinese President Xi. Our head of European affairs, Ester Canada Amela joins to discuss the details of the meeting. Chamber President Joerg Wuttke then provides conclusions and what we can expect on the horizon.

Episode 2: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

In the second episode Breaking the Glass Ceiling, we look at the European Chamber’s Cross-industry Mentor Initiative (CIMI). We are joined by mentor-mentee pairing Joerg Wuttke, Vice President and Chief Representative of BASF China and President of European Chamber, and Gloria Zhou, Head of Strategy and Business Portfolio at BP China, who share their mentoring experience and explain how the CIMI is different from other in-house mentor programmes. Guest speaker Sarah Wagner, Project Manager at GIZ, moderates the discussion.

The European Chamber launched this programme at the end of 2019, with a focus on improving female representation at senior management and board level in China. If you want to know more about the CIMI and would like to apply to become a mentee, please visit our website.

Episode 1: The Journey Home

The Journey Home

In the inaugural episode, hear from Chamber insiders Vice President Massimo Bagnasco, and staff members Carl Hayward, Jacob Gunter and Tom Groot Haar as they discuss the ever-shifting policy landscape and the challenges they faced when trying to return to China during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the agenda: Recent policy updates, enduring uncertainty while stuck abroad, navigating the return-visa labyrinth, and tips for surviving and thriving during quarantine.

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