Upcoming Events

The AFB, Cheese, FSMP and PN working groups are organizing a discussion session (in Chinese) about the newly released Food Labeling Supervision and Management Method (call for comments) draft.

  • 2020-08-20 | 10:00 - 11:30
  • Zoom Online Platform
Members only

Working Group Meeting: Long Ride Ahead - Main Focus and Work Plans for Second half of 2020
Time: 15:00-17:00pm, 24 August 2020
Venue: European Chamber Beijing Office C405, Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心写字楼 C405室
If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact Ms. Xi DING at xding@europeanchamber.com.cn for registration before 23 August 2020.

  • 2020-08-24 | 15:00 - 17:00
  • European Chamber Beijing Office C405/Zoom
Members only

Much like the COVID-19 outbreak, cyber security attacks can spread quickly across the globe and can affect individuals, businesses, and countries alike. In times of crisis, vulnerability is at an all-time high leaving malicious opportunist with a window to commit phishing and ransomware attacks, cloud jacking, direct theft, bank fraud, amongst many other cybercrimes.

The European Chamber’s Beyond Cybersecurity Conference 2020 will provide insights and discussion from industry leaders about the importance of pushing cybersecurity to the forefront of business and individual’s strategies.

  • 2020-08-25 | 08:30 - 12:00
  • Juss Hengshan Hotel

Against the backdrop of COVID-19 and its economic impact, foreign investment in China faces a tough challenge. On one hand, the implementation of China’s new Foreign Investment Law at the beginning of 2020 enables foreign investors to have better market access; on the other, uncertainty and instability still remains.

The European Chamber’s China Investment Conference 2020 will draw attention to European business investment resilience in China through insights and discussion from industry leaders.

  • 2020-08-27 | 14:30 - 19:00
  • Grand Kempinski Hotel

During the sharing session, Ms. Serena Du (Bird & Bird) and Ms. Tiantian Ke (Bird & Bird) will conduct an interactive discussion focusing on EU Data Regulator (EDPB) Publishes Draft Guidelines on Connected Vehicles.

  • 2020-08-28 | 10:00 - 11:30
  • Online - Zoom
Members only

During the sharing session, Ms. Serena Du (Bird & Bird) and Ms. Tiantian Ke (Bird & Bird) will conduct an interactive discussion focusing on EU Data Regulator (EDPB) Publishes Draft Guidelines on Connected Vehicles.

  • 2020-08-28 | 10:00 - 11:30
  • European Chamber Shanghai Office
Members only

Recently, the PBoC has confirmed it will pilot its central bank digital currency (CBDC) in a number of districts and plans to roll it out at the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, and the PBoC’s Digital Currency Research Institute confirmed “closed pilot tests” would be conducted in Shenzhen, Suzhou, Xiong’an New District and Chengdu.

In addition, the Chinese government has been strictly regulating fintech business over the last few years. Detailed policies and guidance have been introduced to support the continuous growth of fintech business and to ensure that it is under proper supervision. Consequently, many small fintech companies have been wiped out of the market because of the increasing compliance cost, while big ones have survived. Meanwhile, the government encourages financial institutions to adopt new information technologies. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) released the Fintech Development Plan (2019–2021) which states the national framework policy for the development of fintech business. The Plan encouraged the development of fintech solutions by using various digital technologies and fintech business will be regulated in a “prudent” manner in order to control the risks associated with information security, transaction security and business continuity. In this context, small P2P lending platforms died out, while bigger and more prudent players continued to grow. Specialised technology companies, including those which provide IT solutions to financial institutions, are developing fast.

  • 2020-08-28 | 14:30 - 15:45
  • Zoom meeting (online or via call in) /European Chamber Office Beijing, 4th Floor, Room C405
Members only