Tag Archives: policy

The tools to thrive: providing effective support to SME globetrotters

Providing support to SMEs has been a long-standing policy of the European Union, particularly helping them to establish businesses and succeed overseas.

More Consumers, More Choices and More Opportunities

The European Chamber has followed with great interest two recent legal developments that can positively impact consumer rights in China: the Consumer Safety Law and the new Food Safety Law. Updated in 2013, the former includes stronger rights for consumers to return faulty products and…

Xi’s Master Five-Year Plan: adjusting to the ‘new normal’ for foreign investors

On the last day of the annual Lianghui (two sessions), China’s NPC delegates almost unanimously approved the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).

China’s Multispeed Economy: opportunities and challenges in industrial products and services

Business leaders across China’s industrial landscape just waved goodbye to a challenging and, for many, probably a worse-than-expected 2015.

Does Made in China 2025 Mean Not Made by Europeans?

The Chinese Government understands that in order to ensure continued economic growth and raise living standards its economy must ascend the value chain, so it came as no surprise when the State Council announced the Made in China 2025 initiative (2025 initiative) during the first…

Balancing Reform and Growth: China’s 13th Five-Year Plan

At the recent Fifth Plenum China’s leadership rolled out its proposal for the 13th Five-Year Plan

Trapped behind the firewall

Foreign VPN services disrupted in China: a change in law or a change in enforcement?

Cyber security

Are China’s policies making the nation more secure, or isolating it from the rest of the world?

Onwards and upwards

The European Chamber has developed our 2014–2017 Strategy Review, which promises improvements to our member services in a number of areas.

Thinking small: EU SME Policy

  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) collectively accounting for over 99 per cent of all enterprises and creating 85 per cent of all the new jobs in the last five years.