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European Chamber Held Annual General Meeting 2024

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2024 took place in Beijing and online on Thursday, 30th May.

EU Ambassador to China and Honourary President of the Chamber, HE Jorge Toledo Albiñana, delivered a keynote speech on the latest EU-China developments. Ambassador Tolendo said the relationship between the European Chamber and the EU Delegation to China is the best between an EU Delegation and a business association that he has experienced and is very important because the Chamber is “a reliable source of facts and of interests”. He also stressed the unbalanced bilaterial trade relations and called for fair competition and level-playing field.

Chamber President Jens Eskelund presented the Annual Report 2023 and outlined the priorities for the coming year. One of the highlights Eskelund noted was meeting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in April during the first of her two visits to China during 2023. He also highlighted some of the Chamber’s advocacy successes, including the extension of China’s preferential individual income tax regime for foreign nationals, and alleviating some of the key challenges faced by members in the medical devices, special foods and cosmetics industries.

An additional positive development noted by President Eskelund was the overall increase in the number of important meetings the Chamber had with both Chinese and European government stakeholders, due to the reopening of China’s borders.

The chairs from the Chamber’s six local chapters also participated in the AGM, and presented the key achievements of their respective chapters in 2023.

Download the Chamber’s Annual Report 2023 here.


Major achievements in 2023



  • Seven reports published
  • Media Profile 1,035 original media mentions (103 original reports in Bloomberg, the Financial Times, The New York Times, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal)


  • Membership Almost 1,800 Members; 37 Advisory Council Members
  • Events Over 400 high-quality events with nearly 14,000 attendees