President’s Message

BRI: The Long and Winding Road

In his forward to this special issue of Eurobiz on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Mats Harborn, President of the European Chamber of Commerce in China, outlines the constructive role the Chamber has to play when it comes to improving BRI projects. Focusing on…

China’s ‘reform deficit’ is fuelling current global tensions

The global economic system has for some months been moving ever closer towards a precipice from which nobody wants to fall. The escalation of tariffs on an additional USD 200 billion worth of American imports from China is an acceleration towards the edge of global…

President’s Foreword

China Must Stop Protecting its Own Companies, They Can Stand on their Own Two Feet Now

State-led Development

Short-term Gains for Long-term Losses

R&D in China: Racing Forward but with Hurdles Ahead

President’s Forward for Research and Development in China

Closing the Gap

Addressing the divide between IPR regulations and enforcement

A Healthy China Requires Healthy Market Access

In few other areas does China display a range of conditions as broad as those found in the field of healthcare. Urban areas of China are already suffering from medical problems that many developed countries face today, such as diabetes and high-rates of obesity. At…

China’s Economy Needs Concrete Reform

This Op-Ed was published originally in the Wall Street Journal, Asia Edition, on 19th September 2017

President’s Foreword: EU-China Summitry, Sustainability and Such

I have now had the pleasure of serving as President of the Chamber for just over two months. During this time, I have met with many members and going forward I hope to learn more about the opportunities and challenges you face in the Chinese…

The Necessity of Compliance

The European Chamber has long been established as an influential institution that makes a real difference in improving the business climate for European companies in China. I was therefore honoured and humbled when the members of the Chamber elected me as the new president on…