EURObiz Issue 42 (January/February 2018)

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There is a crucial disconnect between policy and enforcement when it comes to intellectual property rights (IPR). Despite recent improvement with the introduction of intellectual property (IP) courts in certain cities across China, a lack of long-term legal reform and strong trademark enforcement has made European businesses wary of entering China’s market. To put foreign businesses at ease, the European Chamber continues to advocate for a Chinese IPR regime that aligns with global standards. To better understand this issue, European Chamber members have contributed articles to EURObiz on a number of different issues relating to IP, including the effects of China Manufacturing 2025, the new Anti-unfair Competition Law and recent restrictions on e-commerce in China. Also featured in this issue:

  • a Chinese perspective on the next transportation disruption;
  • what the revised internet domain registration rules mean for foreign businesses using Chinese Internet, and;
  • the European Chamber’s Annual Conference on China’s rise and the new contradiction.

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EURObiz Issue 43 (March/April 2018)

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In keeping with the fresh redesign of EURObiz, the focus for this magazine is on innovating and moving forward; more specifically on the strides that have been made in research and development (R&D). China is taking the lead in technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, pushing foreign businesses to constantly seek out talented individuals and develop new, cutting-edge technologies. Unfortunately for foreign-invested enterprises in China, R&D has been difficult as a lack of intellectual property protection, inability in hiring foreign talent and lack of access to vital internet services have restricted operability in China. To better understand this issue, European Chamber members have contributed articles to EURObiz on a number of different issues relating to R&D including AI, cloud computing and biotechnology. Also featured in this issue:

  • what the Belt and Road Initiative means for intellectual property in China;
  • the effects of digital medicine on global healthcare, and;
  • China’s Greater Bay Area and what it means for European businesses.

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