All Episodes

  • 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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  • 17th January 2024: China’s 2023 GDP

    This episode contains segments on producer and consumer prices in China in December 2023; on China’s 2023 foreign trade data; on five measures announced by the National Immigration Administration to facilitate foreign nationals’ visits to China and on China’s 2023 GDP and other key economic indicators. From the Chamber’s side: the Business Confidence Survey 2024 […]

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  • 10th January 2024: 2023 Manufacturing and Services PMI

    This episode contains segments on China’s official manufacturing and services activity in December; on the country’s actual use of foreign direct investment in January-November and on profits at larger industrial firms in China in the first eleven months of 2023. From the Chamber’s side: join us on 16th January online or in person in Beijing […]

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  • 20th December 2023: China’s November key economic indicators

    This episode contains segments on China’s November key economic indicators, including industrial production, retail sales, urban unemployment and fixed-asset investments; on a new research note by the Rhodium Group on how China’s slowing economic growth is likely to impact its spending on science and technology and on the State Council’s latest discussion on accelerating the […]

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  • 13th December 2023: China holds Central Economic Work Conference

    This episode contains segments on the total value of China’s exports and imports in November; on the 24th EU-China Summit; on China’s producer and consumer prices in November; on the annual Central Economic Work Conference held in Beijing and on key takeaways from the European Chamber’s Annual Conference held on 12th December.

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  • 6th December 2023: China’s November Official Purchasing Managers’ Indices

    This episode contains segments on China’s November official purchasing managers’ indices; on Moody’s affirming China’s A1 credit rating but changing the outlook from stable to negative; on China’s focus on boosting employment opportunities for students who will graduate from university in 2024 and on the roll out of a new version of permanent resident ID […]

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  • 29th November 2023: China’s Decision to Apply Unilateral Visa-free Policy to More Countries

    This episode contains segments on China’s decision to grant visa-free entry for citizens of five European countries and Malaysia; on profits of larger industrial firms in China in the first ten months of 2023; on the first China International Supply Chain Expo; on the central bank’s notice of pledging more financial support for private companies. From […]

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  • 22nd November 2023: Compliance Conference 2023

    This episode contains segments on China’s actual use of FDI in the first ten months of 2023; on the rise in industrial production and retail sales in October; on European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s speech on EU-China relations and on China’s record-breaking electric vehicle export to the EU in October. From the Chamber’s […]

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  • 15th November 2023: Cybersecurity Conference 2023

    This episode contains segments on China’s Ministry of Commerce signalling its intention to clean up unreasonable differential treatment between domestic and foreign investors; on China’s October consumer and producer indices; on a recent analysis that expects China’s carbon emissions to fall in 2024; and on the latest EU officials’ visits to China. From the Chamber’s […]

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  • 8th November 2023: China’s October Foreign Trade Data

    This episode contains segments on China’s October foreign trade data; the opening of the sixth China International Import Expo and the Hongqiao International Economic Forum; the next EU-China summit that is to take place in December and the IMF’s latest growth forecast for China. From the Chamber’s side: on 10th November, European Commissioner for Internal […]

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  • 1st November 2023: 2023 EU Tour

    This episode contains segments on the European Chamber’s second EU Tour of 2023, the Chamber’s statement on Li Keqiang’s passing, China’s manufacturing and services activity in October and the drop in profits at China’s larger industrial firms. From the Chamber’s side:  join us on 3rd November online or in person in Beijing for the third event […]

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  • 25th October 2023: Improvement in China’s economic recovery

    This episode contains segments on China’s actual use of foreign investment in the first three quarters of 2023; on the newly announced export control on graphite; on China’s economic recovery showing signs of improvement in September and on the State Councils’ planned inspection into issues inhibiting the country’s swift economic rebound. From the Chamber’s side: […]

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  • 18th October 2023: Sharp Fall of China’s Total Exports & Imports in Sep

    This episode contains segments on China’s Q3 GDP growth; on the EU-China Strategic Dialogue; on China’s price indices in September and on the sharp fall of total value of China’s exports and imports in September. From the Chamber’s side: a flash survey was launched on 16th October to gauge the impact of China’s data regulations […]

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  • 11th October 2023: Manufacturing Activity in China Expanded Again in September

    This episode contains segments on a draft regulation issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China; on manufacturing and services activity in China in September; on the key findings of a joint report by the Rhodium Group and the Atlantic Council on China’s economic reform progress and on China’s Q3 SME Development Index. From the Chamber’s […]

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  • 27th September 2023: EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue

    This episode contains segments on the 10th EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue; on a series of high-level dialogues held between the EU and China in areas including digital policies and the circular economy and on China’s pledge to promote the green development of the Belt and Road Initiative. From the Chamber’s side: join us […]

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  • 20th September 2023: China’s economic performance slightly improved in August

    This episode contains segments on China’s August macroeconomic data that indicated a slight improvement in the country’s economic performance; on the European Commission’s announcement regarding an anti-subsidy investigation into Chinese electric vehicles; on the Rhodium Group’s newly published research note on the challenges of diversifying away from the Chinese market and on China’s gradually increasing […]

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  • 13th September 2023: China’s slowing decline in exports and imports in August

    This episode contains segments on China’s slowing decline in exports and imports in August; on a moderate increase in consumer prices that worked towards easing deflation worries and on a slight improvement in the performance of SMEs in August. From the Chamber’s side: the European Chamber will publish its European Business in China Position Paper […]

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  • 6th September 2023: the extension of China’s IIT policy for foreign nationals

    This episode contains segments on the extension of China’s IIT policy for foreign nationals; on China’s manufacturing activity that continued to decline in August; on the slowing decline of the profits of China’s larger industrial firms; on China’s newly established bureau that is to promote the development of the country’s private economy. From the Chamber’s […]

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  • 23rd August 2023: China’s declining FDI

    This episode contains segments on China’s FDI that dropped at the fastest rate recorded in over three years during the first seven months of 2023; on Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s emphasis on advancing the country’s digital economy as a means to support its economic recovery and high-quality development; on China’s central bank hinting at possible […]

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  • 16th August 2023: China’s State Council releases document on improving the foreign investment environment

    This episode contains segments on the State Council’s newly released document aimed at improving the environment for foreign investment; on the decline in China’s producer and consumer price indices; on the latest development index of SMEs and on China’s slower-than-expected industrial production growth in July as well as the lowest expansion in retail sales this year. From […]

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  • 9th August 2023: China’s foreign trade declining further in July

    This episode contains segments on the accelerating decline of China’s foreign trade; on the phone call between High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with the former invited to visit Beijing this autumn; on the 26 new measures announced by China’s Ministry of […]

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  • 2nd August 2023: China’s new policy incentives to encourage domestic consumption

    This episode contains segments on China’s new policy incentives to encourage domestic consumption; on China’s official manufacturing PMI that contracted in July amid weak demand with the employment subindex dropping to the lowest level since January; on profits at larger industrial firms in China that dropped 16.8 per cent in the first half of 2023 […]

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  • 26th July 2023: China’s pledges to promote private businesses and investment, policy and law briefing by MOFCOM

    This episode contains segments on China’s recent pledges to promote the development of private businesses and private investment; a briefing session for the foreign business community on recent laws and policies, including cross-border data transfer, the Anti-Espionage Law and export controls organised by China’s Ministry of Commerce and the announcements by Chinese mobile payment platforms […]

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  • 19th July 2023: China’s Q2 GDP growth and other economic indicators

    This episode contains segments on China’s Q2 GDP growth data and other economic indicators, such as industrial production, retail sales and foreign trade data from the first half of 2023 and June. China’s industrial production expanded 4.4% in June but the increase in retail sales dropped; the total value of China’s exports fell at the […]

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  • 12th July 2023: Ministry of Commerce roundtable, China-EU Climate Dialogue

    This episode contains roundtable discussion with foreign companies in healthcare-related industries held by the Ministry of Commerce, with comments from Annie Yin, chair of the European Chamber’s Healthcare Equipment working group; the fourth China-EU High Level Dialogue on Environment and Climate in Beijing; China’s producer and consumer price index in June; and a symposium on […]

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  • Episode 25: HR strategies for a rapidly changing world

    Episode 25: HR strategies for a rapidly changing world

    With Chinese and global economic growth expected to slow, and China making the transition to long-term management of the COVID-19 pandemic, how are HR professionals’ strategies on workforce management evolving? In this episode, our host Gao Rui, senior marketing manager at the European Chamber, is joined by Sunny Sun and Wang Shuhong, chair and vice […]

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  • 5th July 2023: European Council conclusions on China, Foreign Relations Law, PMI in June

    This episode contains the European Council conclusions on the EU’s relations with China; the newly adopted Law on Foreign Relations of the People’s Republic of China; the official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) and the Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI in June. From the Chamber side, join the next session in the Insight China series on […]

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  • 28th June 2023: holiday tourism data, Premier’s visit to France, industrial profits

    This episode covers the tourism data during the Dragon Boat Festival; Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s visit to German and France; profits of China’s larger industrial firms in the first five months of 2023; and heat waves putting pressure on China’s power supply. From the Chamber side, the latest issue of EURObiz on Environmental, Social and […]

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  • 21st June 2023: economic and unemployment data in May, Premier’s visit to Europe

    This episode covers industrial production, retail sales and unemployment data in May; foreign direct investment (FDI) in China in the first five months of 2023; and Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s visit to Germany. From the Chamber side, the Business Confidence Survey 2023 was released on 21st June and is available to download here.

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  • 14th June 2023: producer and consumer indexes in May, renewable energy

    This episode covers China’s producer and consumer prices indexes in May; a European Council on Foreign Relations report on where European member states’ stand in a potential US-China conflict; installed capacity of non-fossil fuel energy sources in China; and a new series of measures on reducing costs for companies. From the Chamber side, join the […]

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  • 7th June 2023: import and export in May, Caixin PMI, local government debt

    This episode contains China’s import and export data in May; China-European Business Forum organised by the Tianjin Municipal Government, with comments from Christoph Schrempp, chair of the European Chamber’s Tianjin Chapter; manufacturing and services activity data in May released by Caixin; and Rhodium Group’s report on local government debt and China’s economic growth prospect. From […]

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  • 31st May 2023: manufacturing and services activity in May, industrial firms’ profits in Jan-April

    This episode covers the Chamber’s newly elected executive committee; manufacturing and services activity in May; and profits of China’s larger industrial firms in the first four months of 2023. From the Chamber side, join the first episode of a new event series on global industrial strategies on 8th June, focussing on the United States’ Chips […]

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  • Episode 24: Joerg Wuttke, passing the baton

    Episode 24: Joerg Wuttke, passing the baton

    One founding member of the European Chamber went on to serve as its president for four terms spanning over a decade and a half, all while balancing an enormous workload, dividing his time between Chamber tasks and his day-job as the head of BASF in Beijing. After stepping down as Chamber president in May, he […]

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  • 24th May 2023: resumption of international cruises, unified national market, FDI

    This episode covers the resumption of international cruises, with comments from Tiger Young, chair of the European Chamber’s Maritime Manufacturing and Industrial Services Working Group; government plans for establishing a unified national market; and foreign direct investment into China in the first four months of 2023. From the Chamber side, the inaugural Government Affairs Conference […]

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  • Episode 23: European companies’ dilemma about localising R&D into China

    Episode 23: European companies’ dilemma about localising R&D into China

    The European Chamber, in partnership with the Mercator Institute for China Studies, (MERICS) launched the joint-report China’s Innovation Ecosystem: The localisation dilemma on 21st April. The report was the second of a planned three rounds of surveys and interviews among the Chamber’s members on European companies’ research and development (R&D) activities in China. In this […]

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  • 17th May 2023: Carbon emissions, producer and consumer prices, production and consumption data

    This episode covers China’s carbon emissions in the first quarter of 2023, with comments from Clement Lix, vice chair of the European Chamber’s Energy Working Group; producer and consumer prices in April; industrial production activity, retail sales and urban unemployment data in April. From the Chamber side, South China Chapter attended a meeting with the […]

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  • 10th May 2023: Manufacturing activity and foreign trade data in April, direction of China’s economy

    This episode contains manufacturing activity in April; the direction of China’s economy in the first quarter of 2023 outlined in a third-party report; signals from April Politburo meeting on China’s economy; and foreign trade data in April. From the Chamber side, recent high-level engagements with key interlocutors were introduced.

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  • 26th Apr. 2023: Auto Shanghai, first quarter FDI, EU-China high-level meeting

    This episode covers the Shanghai International Automotive Industry Exhibition, with comments from Mr Zhang Hongzhuo, chair of the Automotive Working Group; China’s foreign direct investment in the first quarter of 2023; a high-level meeting between the European Union and China; and measures aimed at stabilising foreign trade. From the Chamber side, a new report and […]

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  • 19th Apr. 2023: First quarter GDP growth, macroeconomic and foreign trade data in March

    This episode covers China’s first quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, macroeconomics indexes and foreign trade data in March. From the Chamber side, join the Nanjing Position Paper 2023/2024 launch on 27th April to learn more about the Chamber’s recommendations on improving Jiangsu’s business environment.

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  • Episode 22: EU Digitalisation Policies and Related Exchanges with China

    Episode 22: EU Digitalisation Policies and Related Exchanges with China

    As policymakers and companies all over the world strive to harness the potential of digitalisation while limiting the risks, what steps have European Union (EU) policymakers taken to position Europe at the forefront of the digital revolution? And what aspects of digitalisation are informing discussions with China, which the EU recognises as a partner, a […]

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  • 12th Apr. 2023: von der Leyen’s visit to Beijing, economic activity in March

    This episode covers European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen’s visit to Beijing, China’s manufacturing and services activity in March, and policies and measures to stabilising China’s exports growth and employment. From the Chamber side, the second report on China’s innovation system will launch on 21st April, focusing on the localisation dilemma that European companies […]

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  • 29th Mar. 2023: cosmetics new measures, industrial profits, Hongqiao Airport

    This episode covers new measures for further optimising the management of cosmetics raw material safety information, with comments from Jacky Zhang, chair of the Cosmetics Working Group; reported profits of large industrial companies in China in January and February; and Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport resumption of international flight services. Join our event on China’s economic recovery […]

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  • 22nd Mar. 2023: required reserve ratio; China-US trade decoupling, FDI in China

    This episode covers China lowering its required reserve ratio; a report on China-US trade decoupling; and foreign direct investment in China in January and February. Join the Chamber’s Human Capital Conference on 27th March in Beijing, to learn more about integrating environmental, social and corporate governance into your company’s human resources strategy. Learn how to subscribe here. […]

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  • 15th Mar. 2023: new cabinet, visas issuance resumed, production & retail sales, PPI & CPI

    This episode covers China’s top leadership new line-up; the resumption of all types of Chinese visas issuance; production and retail sales data in January and February; as well as producer and consumer prices and urban unemployment rate in February. From the Chamber side, join our events on the implications of the Two Sessions on 22nd […]

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  • 8th Mar. 2023: Lianghui, Feb. economic activity, exports and imports

    This episode covers China’s 2023 Lianghui (‘Two Sessions’), with comments from Jens Eskelund, vice president of the European Chamber; manufacturing and services activity in February; and imports and exports in January and February. From the Chamber side, the Tianjin Position Paper will launch and be available to download on 10th March. Learn how to subscribe here. […]

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  • 1st Mar. 2023: national standards-setting in 2023, EU-China high-level visits, inbound travel requirements

    This episode covers the recently issued guidelines for establishing national standards in 2023, with comments from Chen Bolei, national chair of the Chamber’s Standards and Conformity Assessment Working Group; high-level visits from the European Union (EU) and several EU Member States to China in 2023; easing of inbound travel requirements; and consumption and urban employment […]

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  • Episode 21: EU Tour and the Future of EU-China Relations

    Episode 21: EU Tour and the Future of EU-China Relations

    After an enforced break of nearly three years, the European Chamber’s European Tour took place in-person from 9th to 13th January, to present the Chamber’s messaging to key European stakeholders, including officials from the European Commission and the European Parliament, and representatives from industry associations and think tanks. The Chamber delegation participated in a total of 48 meetings […]

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  • 22nd Feb. 2023: SME activities in January, phasing out of travel restrictions from China to the EU, FDI in January

    This episode covers a survey on the performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in January, with comments from Liam Jia, team lead at the EU SME Centre; the phasing out of restrictions on travellers from China to European Union Member States; and foreign direct investment in January. Join the event on 28th February on […]

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  • 15th Feb. 2023: social insurance, producer and consumer prices, Guangzhou’s incentives for investment

    This episode covers social insurance compliance issues faced by some European companies, with comments from Jeanette Yu, chair of the Chamber’s Human Resources Working Group; the China Pathfinder 2022 report; producer and consumer prices in January; and the Guangzhou government’s economic support measures. Join the event on China’s Transition through COVID and its Economic Recovery […]

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  • 8th Feb. 2023: easing of travel from HK, China’s private sector, renewable power, five-year growth projection

    This episode covers the easing of travel to the mainland from Hong Kong and Macao; the share of China’s private sector in the country’s top 100 largest listed firms; projected growth of China’s renewable power installations; and China’s five-year growth projection. From the Chamber side, the fifth edition of the Shanghai Position Paper will launch […]

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  • 1st Feb. 2023: FDI in 2022, increasing consumption, economic activity in January, IMF’s forcasts

    This episode covers data on foreign direct investment in China in 2022, the State Council’s emphasis on expanding consumption in 2023, China’s manufacturing and services activity in January, and the International Monetary Fund’s global economic growth forecasts. On the Chamber side, the Business Confidence Survey 2023 opened on 30th January for members to give their […]

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  • 18th Jan. 2023: December and 2022 economic data and Guangdong’s 2023 GDP target

    This episode covers China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate, producer and consumer prices, import and export data in December and the year 2022; and Guangdong Province’s 2023 GDP target, with comments from Klaus Zenkel, chair of the Chamber’s South China Chapter. From the Chamber side, the January/February 2022 issue of EURObiz on stability is […]

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  • 11th Jan. 2023: international travel resumed, December business activity data

    This episode covers the resumption of international travel with comments from Tammy Qiu, vice chair of the European Chamber’s Aviation and Aerospace Working Group; border reopening between the Mainland and Hong Kong; and Caixin’s data on business activity in December. From the Chamber side, on 9th January, a delegation kicked off its first in-person European […]

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  • 4th Jan. 2023: COVID management downgraded, December sectorial activity data, 2022 growth rate prediction

    This episode covers China’s easing of its pandemic control measures; manufacturing and services activity data in December; and Rhodium Group’s prediction of China’s 2022 gross domestic product growth rate and 2023’s growth prospects. Join the Chamber’s national webinar on 9th January on US export controls and their impact on businesses.

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  • 21st Dec. 2022: November economic activity, stabilising domestic demand, Central Economic Work Conference, development of modern logistics

    This episode covers November’s manufacturing, retail and services data, and unemployment rate; the new guideline to stabilise domestic demand; outcomes of the Central Economic Work Conference; and a plan to promote the development of modern logistics by 2025. From the Chamber side, its Intellectual Property Rights Working Group submitted comments to the China National Intellectual […]

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  • 14th Dec. 2022: Measures to optimising COVID control, mRNA vaccines, price indices in November, “1+6” Roundtable

    This episode covers measures to further optimise pandemic control and boost economic recovery, BioNTech’s mRNA vaccines to be permitted for German citizens residing in China, Chinese producer and consumer prices in November, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s meeting with six major international economic organisations during the 7th “1+6” Roundtable. In addition, the November/December 2022 edition […]

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  • 7th Dec. 2022: Michel’s visit, foreign trade data, expansion of GI list, Jiang Zemin’s passing

    This episode covers the business implications of European Council President Charles Michel’s visit to China, November foreign trade data, the expansion of the Geographical Indications products from the EU, and former Chinese President Jiang Zemin’s passing. Join the Cybersecurity Conference online on 12th December to understand China’s regulatory developments in cybersecurity and data protection.

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  • 30th Nov. 2022: COVID, November’s economic activity data, IMF on China’s economy, industrial profits data

    This episode covers the European Chamber’s comments on the ’20 Measures’, which are aimed at optimising China’s COVID containment policy; data on Chinese manufacturing and services activity in November released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics; the International Monetary Fund’s annual examination of the state of China’s economy and predictions of economic growth; and industrial […]

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  • 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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