Advocacy Actions

2019-10-15 > Beijing, Shanghai

Submitted comments to MOHURD on Code for Building Fire Protection

On 15th October 2019, the European Chamber's Construction, Energy, Environment and Petrochemicals, Chemicals and Refining working groups submitted comments to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development on "Code for Building Fire Protection", one of the standards released as part of "40 National Standards for Housing and Urban-Rural Engineering Projects".

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2019-10-15 > Shanghai

Meeting with Office Director of Shanghai Finance Institute

Board Member of the Shanghai Board at European Chamber, Head of European Corporate Coverage China of Unicredit Marcus Wassmuth visited the Shanghai Finance Institute to discuss potential future cooperation opportunities.

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2019-10-12 > Beijing, Shanghai

Submitted Comments on MEE's National Catalogue on Hazardous Waste (revised draft)

On 12 October, the European Chamber's Environment and Petrochemicals, Chemicals and Refinery working groups submitted comments on the MEE's National Catalogue on Hazardous Waste (revised draft).

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2019-09-27 > All chapters

President Jörg Wuttke Meets with H.E. Ambassador Zhang Ming, Head of Chinese Mission to the European Union

On 27th September, in Brussels, European Chamber President Jörg Wuttke visited Ambassador of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency (H.E.) Zhang Ming. President Wuttke was warmly received by Ambassador Zhang and his team at his residence.

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2019-09-23 > Shanghai

Meeting with the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission on the Impact of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone Development on the International Liner Shipping Industry

On 23 September 2019, the European Chamber International Liner Shipping Sub-working Group met with Ms. JING Yan, Vice Director of the Shipping Development Division of the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission, who briefly introduced the Shanghai Free Trade Zone development plan.

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2019-09-20 > Shanghai

Meeting on EU-China Research and Innovation Cooperation under HORIZON EUROPE and beyond

On 20th September, European Union (EU) Delegation officials visited the European Chamber’s Shanghai office and met with Research and Development (R&D) Working Group members. Topics discussed included future European-China research and innovation cooperation under Horizon Europe, and the upcoming EU Research Infrastructure (RI) Framework Programme.

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2019-09-20 > All chapters

Seminar with China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR)

On 20th September, a European Chamber delegation, led by Ms Jessica Yuan, deputy head of government affairs, participated in a seminar with China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR).

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2019-09-20 > Shenyang

Shenyang Business Environment Construction Bureau meets with the European Chamber

On 23rd September, Harald Kumpfert, chair, European Chamber Shenyang Chapter, met with Mr Yan Zhanfeng, chief of the Shenyang Business Environment Construction Bureau at the local government, together with a delegation of six senior representatives from member companies including BASF Vitamin Company, the Conrad, Generali Life Insurance, Starmall Commerce, Hubschmann-Zhan International School, Cushman& Wakefield. The two sides exchanged opinions on the local business environment.

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2019-09-20 > All chapters

Vice President Massimo Bagnasco Delivers a Speech at the 3rd Western China International Expo & International Investment Conference

From 20th to 24th September, a high-level event themed ‘3rd Western China International Expo & International Investment Conference’ was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, by the local government. Participants included Chen Changzhi, Vice Chairman of National People’s Congress, Peng Qinghua, party secretary, and Yin Li, deputy party secretary and governor of Sichuan Province, and Li Yunze, vice governor of Sichuan Province. Representatives of various departments and bureaus, foreign chambers, associations and organisations also participated in the event.

Massimo Bagnasco, vice president (VP) of the European Chamber was invited as a distinguished guest to the event. On 20th ceremony, VP Bagnasco delivered a speech on behalf of the European Chamber and recognized the achievements made by the Sichuan Government in terms of attracting foreign investment and trade. He also emphasized that a more level playing field and a more favorable environment for foreign talent, especially skilled workers graduating from vocational schools, were critical to attract further investment. VP Bagnasco presented Chamber's latest thematic report - the Digital Hand: how China's corporate social credit system conditions market actors to officials.

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