On 7th March, the European Chamber released our first major publication of the year, China Manufacturing 2025: Putting Industrial Policy Ahead of Market .
Since 2015, the European Chamber has gradually been shifting the policy spotlight onto local issues, with the release of a series of local position papers.
Despite being widely anticipated to be uneventful, ahead of President Xi Jinping’s personnel shuffle later this year, the 2017 ‘Two Sessions’ (lianghui) were full of signposts.
Levelling the playing field for SMEs in China: European Chamber’s recommendations included in revised China SME Promotion Act
First coming into effect in 2003, the SME Promotion Act underwent a recent revision in late 2016.
Providing support to SMEs has been a long-standing policy of the European Union, particularly helping them to establish businesses and succeed overseas.