Press Releases

2020-11-06 > All chapters

European Chamber Stance on the Reoccurrence of Entry Suspensions of Returnees from Certain Countries

Restrictions were ratcheted up further when separate announcements were made in the UK, Belgium and the Philippines by the respective Chinese embassies, that foreign nationals from these countries would be completely barred from entering China.

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2020-11-03 > All chapters

European Chamber Stance on Further Restrictions on the Return of Legal Residents to China

On 30th October, multiple Chinese embassies across Europe published new requirements for foreign residents and Chinese nationals attempting to return to China.

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2020-11-02 > Shanghai

European Chamber Report Calls for Renewed Efforts to Improve Shanghai’s Business Environment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The European Chamber released its fourth Shanghai Position Paper, which evaluates the local business and regulatory environments for foreign investment in the wake of the COVID-19 and makes recommendations to facilitate a swift economic recovery.

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2020-10-21 > South China

Stance on the Plan to Develop Shenzhen into a Demonstration Area of Socialism With Chinese Characteristics in the Next Five Years

The European Chamber is encouraged by certain measures under the plan that indicate a commitment to creating a market-orientated, international business environment, such as those aimed at strengthening intellectual property rights (IPR) protection.

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2020-10-12 > All chapters

European Chamber Stance on United Front Work In China’s Private Sector

Since the promulgation of the Opinions, the European business community has become concerned about the possible direct and indirect implications of the document and what they mean for predictability and business decision-making.

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2020-09-24 > All chapters

Chamber Lauds Latest Change in Foreign National Returnee Policy, Now Looks to Students

The European Chamber is highly encouraged by the recent relaxation of travel restrictions on foreign nationals. Announced by the MFA on 23rd September, the new policy should facilitate the return of more Europeans back home to China.

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2020-09-16 > All chapters

European Chamber Welcomes EU-China Talks, Laments Slow Progress on Investment Deal

The European Chamber is encouraged that the EU and China summoned the political will to hold this important meeting. The frank discussions that took place on a range of sensitive issues indicates a growing maturity in the relationship.

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2020-09-10 > All chapters

European Chamber Stresses Urgency for Reform, Calls for Bold Commitments on EU-China Investment Agreement by Year’s End

The Position Paper details how persistent issues, such as limited market access and a complex regulatory environment, prevent European businesses from contributing fully to China’s sustainable development.

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2020-08-12 > All chapters

European Chamber welcomes improved policy for foreign residents returning to China, calls for greater clarity and consistency

The European Chamber has for some months been strongly advocating better mechanisms to facilitate the timely and safe return of foreign residents to China, and is encouraged by this positive development.

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2020-08-06 > Shanghai

China’s ‘international city’ still bars many of its foreign residents from returning

In July 2020, the Shanghai Chapter of the European Union Chamber of Commerce surveyed its member companies to assess the difficulties they are facing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 143 members responded.

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