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Focus on the COVID-19

During this critical period, the European Chamber has created this platform in order to keep our members informed of the latest updates, and to reduce the potential risks and challenges of operating and living in China. 



Summary of Official Policies on the COVID-19 [Last Updated 30th March] - NEW

The next update will be on 7th April.



In view of the current situation in Europe with regards to COVID-19, the European Chamber has decided to launch a call for support through donations of medical equipment, which will be coordinated by the Emergency Response Coordination Centre from the European Union side. If your company or organisation would be interested in providing the following supplies, please contact Ms. Ester Cañada Amela at

Supplies List



EU Member States Contact Information



COVID-19 Survey Report: The Impact on European Business in China

Statement on the Potential Impact of the COVID-19

EU-China Deal Under Threat: President Jörg Wuttke was interviewed by CNBC on the potential impact of the novel coronavirus on China’s economy & EU-China trade.

Challenges for Economic Recovery: Vice President Charlotte Roule joined CGTN's Dialogue to discuss the global impact of COVID-19 and challenges for economic recovery.

Economic Toll of CoronavirusSecretary General Adam Dunnett joined CGTN's The Point to discuss the impact of novel coronavirus on global economy and EU-China trade ties.



28th February Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen Expresses Appreciation to Chamber and Member Companies for Contributions During COVID-19 Outbreak

28th February HE Ambassador Zhang Ming, Mission of PRC to the EU, Hosts Webinar with European Chamber on COVID-19’s Impact on European Business in China

10th March Dialogue with Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipal Government on Work Resumption During COVID-19 Outbreak

13th March European Chamber’s Conference Call with Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen Joined by Multiple Departments on COVID-19 Impacts to FIEs

17th March Government Policies that Support Business Operations during the COVID-19: A Discussion with the Shanghai Local Authorities

24th March Dialogue with Tianjin Vice Mayor Jin Xiangjun and Multiple Departments of Tianjin Municipal Government 



Wednesday, 8th April | European Union’s New Policy Package in Environment Sector - Green Deal, New Industrial Strategy and Circular Economy

Thursday, 2nd April | Chinese Consumer Value Index: Understanding China's Consumer Culture and the Change in Behavior as Result of COVID-19

Thursday, 2nd April | Dialogue with Nanjing Municipal Government on the Incentive Policies During the Covid-19 Outbreak

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Member Insights on Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

If you are a member and would like to share your insights on the COVID-19, please send the report link to local membership manager.



Fighting Coronavirus: Members in Action [Continually updated...]

To better track donations from foreign companies, we have been asked by the relevant authorities to collect donation information from member companies. If your company has made a donation, please send the following details, or related press releases, to Michelle Zhang at

  1. date of the donation

  2. beneficiary of the donation

  3. donation details (supplies items and amount, or cash amount)



If you have other questions, please contact us at