China Dispatches: The European Chamber Podcast

The official podcast of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Sharing on-the-ground insights from European business leaders and experts. Listen in for open discussions about China on current events, policy updates and the experiences of those doing business across the country.

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Episode 11: Business Confidence Survey 2021

Business Confidence Survey 2021

In this episode, Charlotte Roule, board member of the European Chamber, introduces the European Business in China Business Confidence Survey 2021. She reviews the results on a range of topics, including financial performance, COVID-19 travel restrictions, supply chain adjustments, the politicisation of business, long-standing market access and level-playing field challenges, carbon neutrality, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). To download the full report, please click here.

Episode 10: Looking back and forwards with President Wuttke

Looking back and forwards

In this episode, Joerg Wuttke reviews his last two years as president and shares his plan for the next two-year term. He starts with the founding history of the European Chamber back in late ‘90s, shares some recent advocacy success stories before moving on to the Chamber’s three pillars: Advocacy, Business intelligence and Community.

Download the Annual Report and Working Group Report to read more about the Chamber’s work in 2020.

Note: This episode was recorded before the new Executive Committee had been elected at the Chamber’s AGM.

Episode 9: On the Ground: The Continuous Boom of South China

On the Ground: The Continuous Boom of South China

In this episode, our South China Chapter colleague, government affairs manager Peter Drucker, sat down with Klaus Zenkel, newly elected chair of the South China Chapter, to discuss the local business environment in South China, expectations of the Greater Bay Area, and his work plan as chair of the South China chapter for the next two years.

Episode 8: Rat out, Ox in

In this episode, four European Chamber colleagues —Beijing General Manager Carl Hayward, Beijing Head of Government Affairs Ziting Zhang, Senior Policy and Communications Manager Jacob Gunter and Business Manager of European Affairs Ester Canada Amela—sit down at the end of the Year of the Rat to discuss the most overhyped, the most under-appreciated and the most surprising things of the year, and look forward to things we should keep our eyes on in the Year of the Ox.

Note: One of the topics discussed in this podcast is the European Commission’s new trade policy, which had not been released at the time of recording.

Decoupling Report Series – Main Findings

Decoupling Report Main Findings

On 14th January 2021, the European Chamber, in partnership with MERICS, released a major report, Decoupling: Severed Ties and Patchwork Globalisation, which measures the costs of decoupling for businesses operating in China. In this podcast, Jörg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, and Mikko Huotari, MERICS Executive Director, introduce the main findings of the report.

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Decoupling Report Series – Digital Decoupling

Digital Decoupling

On 14th January 2021, the European Chamber, in partnership with MERICS, released a major report, Decoupling: Severed Ties and Patchwork Globalisation, which measures the costs of decoupling for businesses operating in China. In this episode, Senior Policy and Communications Manager at the European Chamber, Jacob Gunter, MERICS Senior Analyst, John Lee, and MERICS analyst, Rebecca Arcesati, discuss the state and implications of digital decoupling.

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Decoupling Report Series – Innovation Decoupling

Innovation Decoupling

On 14th January 2021, the European Chamber, in partnership with MERICS, released a major report, Decoupling: Severed Ties and Patchwork Globalisation, which measures the costs of decoupling for businesses operating in China. In this podcast, Business Manager for European Affairs at the European Chamber, Ester Cañada Amela, and MERICS Analyst, Caroline Meinhardt, talk about the issue of innovation decoupling.

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Decoupling Report Series – Trade Decoupling

Trade Decoupling

On 14th January 2021, the European Chamber, in partnership with MERICS, released a major report, Decoupling: Severed Ties and Patchwork Globalisation, which measures the costs of decoupling for businesses operating in China. In this podcast, Senior Policy and Communications Manager at the European Chamber, Jacob Gunter, and MERICS analyst, Caroline Meinhardt, introduce into the chapter on trade decoupling.

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Decoupling Report Series – Macro Decoupling

Macro Decoupling

On 14th January 2021, the European Chamber, in partnership with MERICS, released a major report, Decoupling: Severed Ties and Patchwork Globalisation, which measures the costs of decoupling for businesses operating in China. In this podcast, MERICS Chief Economist, Max J. Zenglein, and Policy and Communications Coordinator at the European Chamber, Tom Groot Haar, introduce the chapter on macro decoupling.

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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.