All Episodes

  • 23rd Nov. 2022: COVID flare-up in Beijing, employment measures, foreign investment data

    This episode is recorded under unusual circumstance, with your hosts unable to access the European Chamber’s Beijing office although there is no confirmed case in the building. This episode covers the COVID-19 flare-up in Beijing, with comments from Adam Dunnett, Secretary General of the European Chamber; measures to improve employment among fresh graduates released by […]

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  • Episode 20: Bridging the EU and China with Food

    Episode 20: Bridging the EU and China with Food

    In this episode, our host Ziting Zhang, the European Chamber’s head of government affairs, is joined by Damien Plan, agricultural counsellor at the European Union (EU) Delegation to China, to talk about the development of the landmark bilateral agreement on Geographical Indications between the EU and China, the introduction of cheese to the Chinese market, and […]

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  • 16th Nov. 2022: optimised COVID-19 control measures, inbound travel policy, first sectorial carbon peaking plan

    This episode covers the updated inbound travel policy, based on the National Heath Commission’s recently released 20 measures to optimise China’s COVID-19 response as well as notices from Chinese embassies in several European countries; the on-the-ground situation for businesses in Beijing and Guangzhou due to COVID recent flare-ups, with comments from European Chamber Vice President […]

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  • 9th Nov. 2022: German Chancellor’s visit, CIIE, October foreign trade data, policy incentives for private investment

    This episode covers German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to China; the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, with comments from European Chamber Vice President and Shanghai Chapter Chair Bettina Schoen-Behanzin; China’s October foreign trade data; and China’s National Development and Reform Commission’s latest policy incentives for private investment. News from the Chamber includes […]

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  • 2nd Nov. 2022: October’s economic data, inhalable COVID-19 vaccine, foreign investment catalogue, industrial profits

    This episode covers China’s manufacturing and services activity data in October; inhalable COVID-19 vaccines in Shanghai as a booster; the updated Catalogue of Encouraged Industries for Foreign Investment, with comments from Mr Xu Zhonghua, chair of the Energy Working Group; and industrial profits data from the first nine months of this year. In addition, the […]

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  • Episode 19: Shifting Supply Chain Strategies

    Episode 19: Shifting Supply Chain Strategies

    In this episode, our host Carl Hayward, general manager of European Chamber Beijing Office, is joined by Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Chamber, and Jens Eskelund, vice president of the European Chamber. They discuss why and how companies’ supply chain strategies are shifting, what the implications are and what can be expected in the […]

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  • 26th Oct. 2022: Party Congress concluded, China’s third quarter GDP and foreign trade data, international flights

    This episode covers the business implications of the Communist Party of China’s 20th National Congress, China’s third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) and sectorial data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, September foreign trade data, and updates on the increase of international flights to China, with comments from Philippe Bardol, chair of the Chamber’s […]

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  • 19th Oct. 2022: economic data delayed, price indices, revised measures on foreign financial firms, shipping prices drop

    This episode covers the National Development and Reform Commission’s take on the third-quarter performance of China’s economy; September producer and consumer price data; revised regulations relating to foreign-funded financial firms that service enterprise groups, with comments from Susan Gao, vice chair of the Chamber’s Banking and Securities Working Group; and the latest drop in container […]

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  • 12th Oct. 2022: Golden Week tourism, industrial and services sector activities data

    This episode covers the Caixin China General Services PMI of September, tourism data from the Golden Week with European Chamber President Joerg Wuttke’s comments on the impacts of domestic travel restrictions and results from China’s central bank survey on industrial entrepreneurs sentiment in the third quarter. Join us online on the 25th October to find […]

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  • China ShortCuts Trailer

    The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China’s new podcast show. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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  • Episode 18: The Journey to China

    Episode 18: The Journey to China

    In this two-year anniversary episode, we revisit what it is like to travel to China during the pandemic, having also focussed on this topic in the inaugural China Dispatches episode in September 2020. Hear from European Chamber insiders, States’ Representative Peter Ling-Vannerus, and staff members Robbie Jarvis, policy and communications manager, and Charlotte Svensson, policy […]

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  • Episode 17: Outcomes from the EU-China HED

    Episode 17: Outcomes from the EU-China HED

    In this episode, our host Ester Cañada Amela, senior business manager for European affairs at the European Chamber, sat down with Jörg Wuttke, president of the European Chamber. They discussed the outcomes of the recent European Union (EU)-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED) on 19th July, as well as what to expect from EU-China […]

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  • Episode 16: Can carbon neutrality be achieved on time?

    Episode 16: Can carbon neutrality be achieved on time?

    In this episode, our host Carl Hayward, general manager of European Chamber Beijing Office, is joined by Jet Chang, vice chair of the European Chamber’s Environment Working Group, vice president for Circular Economy Business Development, Tomra Group; Dr Bradley Morrison, senior vice president, Operations and Site Management Greater China, BASF; and Cui Lin, Sustainability and […]

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  • Episode 15: Communicating with HQ

    Episode 15: Communicating with HQ

    In this episode, our host Ziting Zhang, head of government affairs at the European Chamber, is joined by Jörg Wuttke, president of the European Chamber, and Alex Roberts, counsel at Linklaters, to discuss difficulties China-based branches face when interacting with European headquarters, and provide suggestions on how to increase mutual understanding.

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  • [External] Jörg Wuttke’s China Experience

    President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China Jörg Wuttke is invited to join “Bridging the gap” podcast to talk about his past 40 years experience of working in China and the work of the European Chamber. This episode is produced by Mats HINRICHSEN and Philip FISCHER from Peking University.

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  • Episode 14: Preparing SMEs for China

    In this episode our host Adam Dunnett, secretary general of the European Chamber, sits down with guest speakers Renzo Isler, director of the EU SME Centre, Helika Jurgenson, project manager at the China IP SME Helpdesk, and Ester Canada Amela, advocacy manager at the EU SME Centre. They discuss China’s business environment for SMEs, and […]

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  • Episode 13: Common Prosperity, a buzzword for 2022

    In this episode, our host Ziting Zhang, head of government affairs of the European Chamber, is joined by Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Chamber, and Dr Guo Peiyuan, general manager and founder of SynTao, to discuss a buzzword for 2022, common prosperity.

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  • Episode 12: Position Paper and China’s 14th Five-year Plan

    In this episode, we sit down with Jörg Wuttke, president of the European Chamber, Caroline Chen, chair of the Information and Communication Technology Working Group, and Xu Zhonghua, chair of the Energy Working Group, to look at the recently released European Business in China Position Paper 2021/2022 – the Chamber’s annual flagship report, and discuss […]

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  • Episode 11: 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 […]

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  • Episode 10: Looking back and forwards with President Wuttke

    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.

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  • Episode 9: 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Decoupling Report Series – 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 […]

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  • Decoupling Report Series – 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 […]

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  • Decoupling Report Series – 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 […]

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  • Decoupling Report Series – 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

    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

    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.

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  • Webinar Playback: Sustainability Matters – Will EU and China Continue to Collaborate on Environmental Issues?

    Sustainability Matters – Will EU and China Continue to Collaborate on Environmental Issues? To celebrate the European Chamber’s 20th anniversary, the European Chamber hosted a ‘VIP Webinar Series’ in May 2020 with the world’s leading industry experts, scholars, political consultants and strategists, on a variety of topics including economy, politics, technology, sustainability, EU-China Relation and […]

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  • Webinar Playback: China’s Trade and Investment Scenario – Looking Back and Looking Forward

    China’s Trade and Investment Scenario – Looking Back and Looking Forward To celebrate the European Chamber’s 20th anniversary, the European Chamber hosted a ‘VIP Webinar Series’ in May 2020 with the world’s leading industry experts, scholars, political consultants and strategists, on a variety of topics including economy, politics, technology, sustainability, EU-China Relation and EU-China-US Triangle. […]

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  • Webinar Playback: China’s Political and Economic Prospects

    China’s Political and Economic Prospects To celebrate the European Chamber’s 20th anniversary, the European Chamber hosted a ‘VIP Webinar Series’ in May 2020 with the world’s leading industry experts, scholars, political consultants and strategists, on a variety of topics including economy, politics, technology, sustainability, EU-China Relation and EU-China-US Triangle. This webinar was held on 12th […]

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  • Episode 6: 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.

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  • Episode 5: 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 […]

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  • Episode 4: 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.

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  • Webinar Playback: The EU and China in 2020

    To celebrate the European Chamber’s 20th anniversary, the European Chamber hosted a ‘VIP Webinar Series’ in May 2020 with the world’s leading industry experts, scholars, political consultants and strategists, on a variety of topics including economy, politics, technology, sustainability, EU-China Relation and EU-China-US Triangle. This webinar was held on 8th May. European Chamber President Joerg […]

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  • Episode 3 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.

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  • Episode 2: 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 […]

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  • Episode 1: 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 […]

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  • Webinar Playback: Peak Globalisation? The Future of EU-China-US Relations

    To celebrate the European Chamber’s 20th anniversary, the European Chamber hosted a ‘VIP Webinar Series’ in May 2020 with the world’s leading industry experts, scholars, political consultants and strategists, on a variety of topics including economy, politics, technology, sustainability, EU-China Relation and EU-China-US Triangle. This webinar was held on 28th May. European Chamber President Joerg […]

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