EURObiz Issue 23 (November/December 2014)

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Besides laying out impressive economic reforms, last year’s Third Plenum Decision also underlined the importance of China’s environment and how the country’s ongoing economic development must not be to its detriment. While China’s economy was still growing in the double-digits, the damage this caused to the country’s ecosystem was all too often gravely neglected. In this issue we revisit the theme of China’s environment and look at some of the main challenges China faces.

This issue includes a special EU Focus, with an exclusive interview with the new EU Ambassador to China, a ‘Who’s who in the European Commission?’ and an article on the EU-China Bilateral Investment Agreement written by DG TRADE.

Also featured in this issue:

  • The updated Environmental Protection Law
  • EU-China environmental projects
  • 4th Plenum Analysis

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EURObiz Issue 22 (September / October 2014)

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Rule of law is a fundamental requirement for a functioning market economy and a prerequisite for economic growth. Ever since it was introduced as an option in the European Chamber’s Business Confidence Survey, improved rule of law has been identified by European industry as the top potential driver for China’s future economic growth.

This issue of EURObiz has rule of law in China as its main theme in anticipation of the upcoming 4th Plenum, which will focus specifically on this topic.

Also featured in this issue:

  • How the quality of a country’s institutions affects its growth potential.
  • Investment restraints on foreign business in China.
  • The Chamber’s Position Paper 2014/2015.
  • Labour dispatch: a legal update.

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EURObiz Issue 21 (July / August 2014)

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China’s service sector has been given more importance since the launch of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone and its Negative List approach, and the subsequent Third Plenum Decision last year. This is encouraging news, but there is still a long way to go. In this issue of EURObiz we look at some of the challenges facing our member companies operating in China’s service industry.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Marketing challenges for SMEs
  • How to protect trade secrets in China
  • Haikou: an emerging industrial city

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EURObiz Issue 20 (May / June 2014)

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In the latest issue of EURObiz we focus on EU-China trade and investment. There have been a number of positive, recent developments in this area which point to a bright future for the two regions, particularly in light of the ongoing EU-China Bilateral Investment Agreement negotiations. This issue covers a broad range of perspectives, with articles written by legal professionals, policy experts and government.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Dispute settlement for SMEs
  • Business Confidence Survey 2014
  • Chamber elections 2014
  • Regulatory developments in China’s finance lease industry

EURObiz Issue 19 (March / April 2014)

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In the latest issue of EURObiz we take a detailed look at the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone and analyse the developments since its inception six months ago. Articles focus on banking reforms, foreign companies’ tax treatment, logistics and the gradual liberalisation of the telecommunications market.

Also featured in this issue:

  • An interview with outgoing Chamber President Davide Cucino
  • The EU-China bilateral investment treaty: factors that may influence its outcome
  • A 2014 forecast of the commercial real estate sector in China’s first-tier cities

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EURObiz Issue 18 (January / February 2014)

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In the latest issue of EURObiz we look at China’s ICT industry. Despite the challenge of certain market access restrictions, there are still opportunities for European companies in this extremely competitive field.

It features articles on cloud computing, China’s broadband strategy, the arrival of 4G and the phenomenon of social instant messaging amongst others.

Also featured in this issue:

  • An explanation of one of the key recommendations from our Executive Position Paper
  • The changing face of IPR in China in 2014
  • Membership Survey 2013

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