EURObiz Issue 48 (January/February 2019)

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The US and China have been locked in a trade war since President Donald Trump slapped levies on steel and aluminium imports, initiating tit-for-tat tariffs between the world's two biggest economies. The globalisation of business and manufacturing means this friction has impacted other nations and regions too, including Europe. This edition of EURObiz delves into the effect of the trade war on European businesses in China. For some, the tensions present new opportunities; for others, the situation just serves to underline their vulnerabilities.

Also featured in this issue:

  • China's New Ecommerce Law: Good News or Bad News for Business
  • How to Unlock Your Organisation's Data Analytics Potential
  • The Emperor's New Clothes: Gaining an advantage by acknowledging the naked truth about cultural differences.

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EURObiz Issue 49 (March/April 2019)

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2019 is a highly significant year for the People's Republic of China, as it marks the 70th anniversary of its founding. This follows closely on 2018's 40th anniversary of the opening up and reform policy. As such, the annual gatherings of the legislative and political advisory bodies of government, or 'Two Sessions', were highly anticipated. This edition of EURObiz looks as how the outcomes of those meetings could affect the European business community in China.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Fresh Horizons: Prospects for growth in China's cruise shipbuilding industry
  • Spotlight on China's Individual Income Tax Reform
  • Planning New E-ventures: China's funding strategy for Artificial Intelligence.

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EURObiz Issue 50 (May/June 2019)

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The slowdown of the Chinese economy has been the topic of much media coverage, with tones ranging from panic over impending disaster to dismissal of the need for concern. But how are European companies on the ground reacting to the drop in growth rates? The May/June 2019 EURObiz provides advice on dealing with uncertainty, discusses opportunities presented by slower growth, and provides reminders on less explored avenues for reaching consumers. This issue also gives a taste of the insights arising from our annual Business Confidence Survey.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Changing Times: Results of the European Chamber’s AGM and local elections
  • Behind the Scenes of Fapiao Accounting
  • Innovation: The Key to Addressing NEV Charging Pain Points in China.

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EURObiz Issue 51 (July/August 2019)

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A lot has been said and written about the generation born after 1980, 50 per cent of which contradicts the other half. There is one point on which everybody is agreed, however: these digital natives are the future. This edition of EURObiz looks at the role of Millennials and Gen Z in the business world and how enterprises should approach integrating them into the workplace.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Negative Lists: The European Chamber’s handy guide
  • The Burning Question: Will the IIT calculation method eat into your disposable income?
  • Dispute Resolution Developments: Hong Kong-Mainland China interim relief arrangements boost cooperation

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EURObiz Issue 52 (September/October 2019)

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The greying of China’s population is shaping up to be one of the main challenges facing Beijing in the future. While many countries are dealing with the same issue, in the Chinese context, many unique features have arisen. This edition of EURObiz looks at how these distinctive aspects developed in China, and the opportunities the situation presents for European business. Also featured in this issue:

  • China’s Corporate Social Credit System: A Wake-up Call for European Business
  • Position Paper 2019: Calling for 'competitive neutrality' to rein in China's SOEs
  • Impacted by the Global Economic Uncertainty? Now is the time to fortify your organisation’s compliance programme.
  • Complex vs. complicated: How to create the best possible terminal?

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