Press Releases

2013-11-21 > All chapters

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China welcomes the holding of the EU-China Business Summit

BEIJING, 21st November, 2013 -- The European Union Chamber of Commerce was pleased to co-organise together with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) the EU-China Business Summit, which was held today at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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2013-11-20 > All chapters

The Third Plenum Decision is impressive and bold, but further courage of conviction will be required in its implementation

Beijing, 19th November, 2013 - the European Chamber is impressed by the breadth of reforms laid out in the Third Plenum Decision and what it represents in terms of the political will of China’s top leadership. The Third Plenum Decision went beyond the European Chamber’s expectations by giving greater play to the role of market forces in resource allocation, and by vowing to liberalise interest rates and reduce market access barriers.

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2013-11-20 > All chapters


《中共中央重要关于全面深化改革若干重大问题的决定》 (《决定》)中作出的改革幅度以及表现出的中国最高领导层强烈的改革意愿使欧盟商会印象深刻。《决定》进一步明确了市场在资源配置中的决定作用,并宣布政府将放开利率并降低市场准入壁垒,这些都大大超出了欧盟商会的预期。

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2013-09-05 > All chapters

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China: Sustained Growth Requires a Fundamental Reassessment of the Government’s Role in the Business Environment

Beijing, 05 September 2013 – While China could previously make a choice between economic restructuring and maintaining growth, economic restructuring is now necessary to maintain growth, according to the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, which today launched the 13th annual edition of its primary lobbying document, the European Business in China Position Paper 2013/2014.

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2013-07-19 > All chapters

European Chamber Welcomes and Supports “Mission for Growth” to China

Beijing, 19 July 2013—On July 18th and 19th the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) proudly welcomed and supported the visit of European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani, and the European Commissioner for Environment, Janez Potocnik, to China.

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2013-05-30 > All chapters

Financial performance and optimism is waning for European companies in China, but growth opportunities through reform are identified

Beijing, 30 May 2013 – Pressures from increasingly challenging market and economic conditions in China, which are exacerbated by a regulatory environment that continues to be demanding and at times discriminatory, have led to a clear downturn in profitability and revenue growth for European companies.

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2013-03-06 > All chapters

Bold reform is needed and expected from one of the most important NPC and CPPCC meetings this decade

Beijing, 6th March 2013 –The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China hopes that the highly important sessions of this year’s Lianghui (NPC and CPPCC) will be the start of a period of serious economic reform that most people are expecting, as China’s leaders take concrete steps to shift from an investment-led model dominated by state-owned enterprises to one driven by domestic consumption and greater competition in the marketplace.

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2013-02-07 > All chapters

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China Appoints a New Secretary General

Beijing, 07 February 2013 – The European Chamber is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Dunnett to the position of Secretary General. Adam officially takes full responsibility from February 8th, 2013, succeeding Dirk Moens who decided to retire from the position after serving for the last four years.

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2013-01-31 > All chapters

European Chamber Survey: Chinese investors bullish on European future, but show concern about operating environment

Chinese companies operating in the EU will be increasing their investments and looking to further engage in M&A in order to serve the European market and acquire technology, brands and expertise to improve competitiveness.

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