European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

China Dispatches

Sharing on-the-ground insights from European business leaders and experts about China on current events, policy updates and the experiences of doing business across the country.

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China ShortCuts

Five-minute weekly catch-up about the Chinese business landscape. Tune in every Wednesday for the latest economic data, market trends, and policy and regulatory updates.

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  • 10th April 2024: New measures on optimising foreign exchange business processes

    This episode contains segments on: State Administration of Foreign Exchange circular on optimising the administration of foreign exchange business; US Treasury Secretary Yellen’s visit to China; SME development index in the first quarter of 2024; Qingming Festival holiday domestic tourism data. From the Chamber’s side, on 9th April, a delegation met with Ana Gallego Torres, […]

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  • 3rd April 2024: China’s net FDI in 2023

    This episode contains segments on: China’s net foreign direct investment in 2023; China’s official purchasing managers index (PMI) in March; Caixin China general manufacturing PMI in March; Profits at larger industrial companies in China in January and February. From the Chamber’s side, an advocacy success has been achieved in food industry. Packaging requirements for five […]

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  • 27th March 2024: China’s New Rules for Cross-border Data Transfer

    This episode contains segments on: Final version of the Provisions on Regulating and Promoting Cross-border Data Flows; Actual use of foreign direct investment in January and February; State Council’s action plan to attract foreign investment; China Development Forum 2024. Also, listeners are invited to attend the half-day Sports Summit in Shanghai on 9th April, to […]

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  • 20th March 2024: Chamber Presidents on economic risk management

    On 20th March, the European Chamber in partnership with China Macro Group published the report Riskful Thinking: Navigating the Politics of Economic Security. In the special edition, we have asked the European Chamber’s current president Jens Eskelund and three former presidents Joerg Wuttke, Mats Harborn and Davide Cucino to share their insights on the topic […]

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  • 13th March 2024 : China’s Foreign Trade Data

    This episode contains segments on: China’s foreign trade data in January and February; Visa-free travel trial to more European countries; Producer price index and consumer price index in February. Also, listeners are invited to attend the launch of the Chamber’s latest publication, dedicated to the topic of risk management at both the political and corporate […]

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  • 6th March 2024: The Government work report on foreign investment

    This episode contains segments on: the government work report 2024 on foreign investment; the purchasing managers’ index in February; EU-China trade in goods in 2023; the mobile payment limits for foreign visitors. From the Chamber’s side, on 4th March, President Jens Eskelund met with Dutch Minister Geoffrey van Leeuwen for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

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  • 28th February 2024: Economic priorities for 2024

    This episode contains segments on: the recent State Council executive meeting on economic priorities for 2024; the twelfth EU-China Industrial Policy Dialogue; the 2023 report of Office of the United States Trade Representative on China’s WTO compliance and the revised Law on Guarding State Secrets. From the Chamber’s side: join us on 7th March online […]

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  • 7th February 2024: IMF and OECD forecasts for China’s GDP growth

    This episode contains segments on the latest forecasts by the IMF and the OECD for China’s GDP growth; on the State Council’s new, temporary regulations for carbon emmission trading and on the Rhodium Group’s note on the lack of clarity on China’s economic policymaking. From the Chamber’s side: a Chamber delegation led by President Eskelund […]

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  • 31th January 2024: EU-Guangzhou Business Dialogue

    This episode contains segments on an implementation plan for piloting the comprehensive reform of Shanghai’s Pudong New Area; on 2023 profits at China’s larger industrial firms; on China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index in January 2024 and on a quarterly report by the National Institution for Finance and Development on China’s macro leverage ratio. From […]

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  • 24th January 2024: Business Confidence Survey 2024

    This episode contains segments on China’s 2023 inbound and outbound passenger flows and the number of its foreign residents; on China’s intention to extend its visa-free policy to two more European countries; on the country’s actual use of foreign direct investment in 2023; on the restart of trading of voluntary greenhouse gas emission reduction credits […]

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