European Business in China Position Paper 2014/2015
The European Business in China Position Paper (Position Paper) is the European Chamber’s primary annual publication. This 14th annual edition of the Position Paper offers Chinese policy-makers over 800 recommendations that draw directly from the knowledge and expertise of the European Chamber’s 1,800 member companies. The recommendations were formulated over a six-month consultative process by 37 separate working groups, covering 28 vertical industry sectors and nine horizontal cross-industry sectors.
The Position Paper contains general and specific recommendations to Chinese policy-makers, outlining suggested steps to improve the Chinese business environment. These cover general recommendations to improve the administrative and operational business environments, as well as recommendations aimed at identifying areas where China could benefit from giving greater market access to foreign-invested enterprises.
This year’s Executive Position Paper includes analysis on:
- How European business in China perceives the reform agenda as outlined in the Decision of the Central Committee’s Third Plenum;
- Opinions on a number of key recent developments and current issues, such as the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the advancement of rule of law in China, the investment environment for foreign companies in China, and efforts to improve China’s environment and urbanisation processes, amongst others;
- European Chamber members are knowledge leaders in their areas of industry, and are the chief contributors to the Chamber's influential publications.