Upcoming Events

The Chinese and global economy is dependent on a well-functioning and healthy maritime transport industry. But in maritime transport in particular, there are limits to the carbon emission reductions that can be achieved by using existing technologies. New technologies need to be developed in order to ensure carbon neutrality, whether by 2050 or 2060. Developing and implementing entirely new maritime propulsion technologies and fuels requires international collaboration, due to the scale and urgency of the challenge. In this respect, China and Europe are natural partners within the maritime industry. They are global leaders within the industry, with the world’s five largest container shipping companies being based in either China or Europe. Moreover, China is the world’s largest shipbuilding nation, accounting for about 50 per cent of all tonnage being built globally, while many European companies and institutions are leaders in maritime technology

At this meeting, representatives of the China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) and the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) will jointly discuss how European ship manufacturers and ship operators can work together to form an industry pathway to decarbonisation.

  • 2021-11-30 | 10:30 - 12:00
  • European Chamber Office Beijing, 4th Floor, Room C405
Members only

The European Chamber, in partnership with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish National China Centre, is releasing a report on China’s domestic and international standardisation activities, and their impact on European business. The European Chamber is delighted to invite you to the online launch of The Shape of Things to Come: The Race to Control Technical Standardisation on 2nd December.

  • 2021-12-02 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • Zoom Online

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
  • Zoom