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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 met with Zhao Shitong, assistant minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China; and a reminder for all our eligible members to complete the Business Confidence Survey 2024 before it closes on 9th February.

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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 the Chamber’s side, on 24th January, the European Chamber co-hosted the first EU-Guangzhou Business Dialogue, which it organised jointly with Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Commerce and Huangpu District Government of Guangzhou focussing on addressing issues related to the city’s most recent policies for foreign companies, as well as challenges faced by the Chamber’s member companies operating in the Greater Bay Area.

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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 and on the declining number of privately-owned companies among of China’s top 100 listed firms. From the Chamber’s side: the Business Confidence Survey 2024 opened on 15th January to collect members’ feedback on China’s business environment.

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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 officially opened online on 15th January, with a link to the survey and a unique access code sent to the primary contacts of all member companies. Complete the survey before 9th February to add your company’s voice to the Chamber’s advocacy messaging for the coming year.

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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 to hear economists and industry experts forecasts for the year ahead, and find out what potential risks and opportunities they think businesses and investors should be aware of in the evolving economic landscape of China.

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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 establishment of a unified national market. From the Chamber’s side: the latest issue of EURObiz, which is now available to download for free, introduces the different challenges companies face in talent recruitment.

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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 cards for foreigners in China. From the Chamber’s side: join us in Beijing on 12th December at this year’s Annual Conference, to hear from a host of experts—from the policy, business and advisory worlds—on China’s economic outlook for 2024, and to understand what factors are most likely to shape the business relationship between the EU and China in the coming year.

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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 the Chamber’s side: join us in Shanghai on 5th December for the China Outlook Conference 2024, where prominent business executives and experts will share their insights on the prospects for the Chinese market and provide a deeper understanding of the shifting dynamics of doing business in China.

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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 side: join us in Shanghai on 29th November for this year’s Compliance Conference, which will focus on the themes of data security and the Anti-Unfair Competition Law and explore the challenges and opportunities of balancing compliance with business operations in China.

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