Category: China ShortCuts

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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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 side: on 30th November, join us online or in person in Beijing for the 2023 edition of the European Chamber’s annual Cybersecurity Conference.

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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 Market Thierry Breton will join a lunch meeting with the European Chamber’s members and share his insights on EU de-risking in the context of the bloc’s industrial strategy.

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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 of Battling it out – Decoding the Global Industrial Strategy Race event series, during which experts will conduct a detailed examination of the EU’s, China’s and the US’ approach to developing clean technologies and becoming world leaders in this area through their respective industrial policy initiatives.

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