EURObiz Issue 17 (November / December 2013)

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The 9th EU-China Business Summit took place on 21st November, 2013, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Attended by more than 700 business leaders from Europe and China, it is the most important annual event for promoting and reinforcing EU-China relations.

This issue of EURObiz features a review the Summit and includes some of the important outcomes.

Also featured in this issue:

  • The Position Paper travels to 20 European cities
  • Analysis of the outcomes of the Third Plenum
  • Anti-Monopoly Law in China
  • The pilot reform scheme for AIC registration

EURObiz Issue 16 (September /October 2013)

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It is predicted that 1 billion people — about one eighth of the estimated global population — will be living in Chinese cities by 2030. Energy-efficient, water-saving and other sustainable technologies must be employed in order to improve supply and lessen demand on existing infrastructure and resources.

This issue of EURObiz is focused on China’s urbanisation and examines some of the challenges and opportunities that it will bring to European businesses.

Also featured in this issue:

  • The impact of urbanisation on human resources.
  • A summary of the Executive Position Paper, taken from the Chamber’s primary annual lobbying document, the European Business in China Position Paper 2013/2014.
  • With China’s anti-corruption drive gathering pace we look at what you can do to ensure your business is complying with the law.
  • China’s new Entry/Exit Visa regulations and the most common types of new visa.

EURObiz Issue 15 (July / August 2013)

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Aerospace and aviation are both growing industries in China. European companies are long-term collaborators and have played a crucial role in helping China to reach its current capacity. With China’s plans to further open its airspace and the number of Chinese air passengers increasing the future is bright and European industry still has a key role to play. This issue focuses on these two industries and features contributions from individuals, companies and organisations that have been, and will continue to be, involved in their evolution.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Reviewing the EU-China Civil Aviation Project and a look at some of the key achievements.
  • Is China in danger of falling into the middle income trap?
  • he EU SME Centre launches a database on Chinese law.

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EURObiz Issue 14 (May / June 2013)

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As the new Chinese leadership has stated their commitment to a fresh programme of reform their financial system is perhaps that area that requires the most attention. Their biggest challenge lies in the need to transition from an investment-based economy to one based on consumption, while maintaining sustainable growth. In this issue of EURObiz we feature several original articles written by eminent economists, examining China’s challenges and opportunities in the financial arena and how European expertise can help them to achieve their goals.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Michel Barnier examines the steps that could be taken to help restore growth in the EU.
  • Highlights of the Chamber’s Business Confidence Survey 2013.
  • How SMEs can use social media as a marketing tool.
  • The challenges companies face in developing a high-performance culture and retaining talent in China.

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EURObiz Issue 13 (March / April 2013)

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In this issue of EURObiz we focus on food safety and food security, and examine some of the steps that China needs to take in order to secure a safe and sustainable food supply. A number of high-profile cases relating to food safety have eroded consumer confidence in many of China’s food products. The Chinese Government has reacted by placing food safety high on their agenda, and is taking steps aimed at rebuilding consumer confidence, not just in the products themselves, but also in their ability to effectively handle food-safety crises.

Also featured in this issue:

  • A look at Xi Jinping's new government following the NPC.
  • World Consumer Rights Day – how CCTV may have undermined the authority of their consumer watchdog programme.
  • Why Chinese consumer products must meet global safety standards.
  • Changes to employment contract law - things to do before 1st July, 2013.

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EURObiz Issue 12 (January / February 2013)

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The January/February issue focusses on mankind’s biggest global challenge: sustaining infinite growth with finite resources. As China enters the next stage of its development, its new leadership has promised to designate environmental protection as a key issue. Featured articles in this issue spotlight the recent crises with China’s air quality and water supplies, and the ways in which China can benefit from the considerable expertise that European companies can offer on these subjects.

Also featured in this issue:

  • An overview of Chinese Outbound Investment in the European Union, the Chamber’s first major study of the year.
  • An in-depth, legal analysis of the solar panels antidumping case.
  • SAFE’s circular 59 – recent liberalisation of China’s foreign exchange control.
  • How European SMEs need to adapt to participate in China’s green tech revolution.

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