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Recent WTO disputes, an ongoing trade war, and significant rates of ongoing intellectual property (IP) infringement in China have amplified concerns about the strength of the country's IP regime. At the same time, across many indicators, China's IP regime is relatively supportive of European businesses. For European firms, this seeming contradiction is difficult to explain to fellow employees and top management in China -- let alone headquarters, clients, and government representatives. And yet, without a convincing explanation offered to these stakeholders, business activities in China may run sub-optimally at a time where competition is fiercer than ever. This working group meeting will seek to explain and offer some solutions to this conundrum.

  • 2021-12-07 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • Zoom
Members only

This year marks the 20th anniversary of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The past two decades of China’s WTO membership coincided with phenomenal economic and trade growth in the country. While the reforms undertaken by China over these years have significantly accelerated cross-border trade flows and led to it becoming the largest global trader in goods and second largest trader in services, debate persists over how and to what extent China has implemented its WTO commitments.

On 9th December, this year’s annual conference will deliver insightful commentary on China’s 20 years of engagement with the WTO, how the country is expected to position itself as the WTO evolves, and the ways China can contribute to WTO reform and revitalise the multilateral trade mechanism. Through keynote speeches and panel discussions, our guest speakers (former chief trade negotiators, think tank experts and global business leaders) will present their perspectives on these topics, and examine how to preserve the core values of the multilateral trade system in the years to come.

  • 2021-12-09 | 13:00 - 17:10
  • Wangfu Ballroom, 2F, The Peninsula Beijing
9
Dec
Shanghai > Social

InterChamber Christmas Mixer

The InterChamber Christmas Mixer is here! Join us in this social event co-organised with all major Chambers of Commerce in Shanghai for socialising and networking in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • 2021-12-09 | 18:30 - 22:00
  • Paulaner Bräuhaus Shanghai @Raffles City Changning