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22nd May 2024: Lin-gang Special Area’s Cross-border Data Transfer List

This episode contains segments on:

  • Release of cross-border data transfer list in Shanghai’s Lin-gang Special Area;
  • Macroeconomic indicators in April;
  • China anti-dumping probe into chemical imports from the EU, US, Japan, Taiwan; and
  • Rhodium Group and Atlantic Council’s China Pathfinder Q1 2024 update.

Also, listeners are invited to join the Annual General Meeting 2024 on 30th May online or in Beijing if you are a member of the European Chamber.

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15th May 2024: Foreign trade data in April

This episode contains segments on:

  • April’s foreign trade data, consumer price index and producer price index;
  • Draft regulations on lithium batteries with comments from Ms Wang Pei, Chair of the Automotive Working Group; and
  • China’s new agreements with Serbia and Hungary.

Also, listeners are invited to join the Cybersecurity Conference 2024 in Shanghai on 21st May.

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8th May 2024: Xi’s visit to Europe

This episode contains segments on:

  • President Xi’s visit to Europe;
  • Labour Day outbound tourism;
  • April manufacturing purchasing manager’s index;
  • Industrial profits in the first quarter of 2024;
  • Politburo’s measures to stimulate the economy;

Also, listeners are invited to join the Business Confidence Survey 2024 launch online on 10th May to find out how European companies perceive the business environment in China.

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24th April 2024: 2023 environmental targets

This episode contains segments on:

  • China’s 2023 environmental targets;
  • EU’s new regulation to ban products with forced labour;
  • Foreign direct investment data for Q1;
  • Capital market reforms;

Also, listeners are invited to join an event on 29th April in Beijing or online to understand Chinese overcapacity.

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17th April 2024: GDP growth in the first quarter

This episode contains segments on:

  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and key economic indicators in the first quarter of 2024;
  • Foreign trade data in March;
  • Producer and consumer prices indices in March;
  • German Chancellor Scholz’ visit to China
  • New guidelines on strengthening capital market regulation.

From the Chamber’s side, the latest issue of EURObiz is released and available to download.

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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, Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers in Hangzhou.

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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 special dietary food categories are optimised following the Chamber’s recommendations.

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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 analyse various aspects of the fast-developing sports landscape in China.

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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 of risk management from the perspectives of business and policy.

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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 level, in Beijing on 20th March.

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