President’s Message

Beyond ‘Tier One’

It is likely that most Europeans heard about the city of Wuhan due to its connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. To them, it is some far-off place that they will never visit, with no history before 2020.

Challenges abound for European business, making effective communication critical

The European Chamber has communicated effectively to governments in both China and Europe in the past four months, and will continue to do so.

China can learn from the European Union in achieving a circular economy

The European business community is committed to assisting China in its goal of developing a robust circular economy.

Succeeding as a Leader in China

During my 30 years of executive experience in China, I have witnessed many different leadership styles. One thing I have learned is that if executives want to succeed in China, they must learn to think differently and devote particular attention to their people. This demands…

Competitive neutrality a necessity for China’s economic future

Every year, the European Chamber produces the Position Paper; a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the main industries in China in which European business has a strong footprint.

China’s looming Corporate Social Credit System

You’d be hard pressed to find a foreign businessperson in China who is totally unaware of the ongoing development of China’s Corporate Social Credit System (SCS).

Reshaping the Discourse to Move the Needle

As I approach the 37th anniversary of my first trip to China, I am once again honoured to be entrusted to take the reins of the European Chamber presidency.

Investing in Influence: is your company doing enough?

With the ‘Two Sessions’ now behind us, the European business community in China is looking at the rest of the year and evaluating how the many laws passed during the meetings will affect us. Several pieces of legislation that were approved are foundational documents that…

It’s Time for Good Faith and Meaningful Action

The European business community continues to feel the impacts of the US-China trade conflict, as the 2nd March deadline for resolving the tensions looms. Disrupted by tariffs on USD 250 billion in Chinese imports to the US, and USD 110 billion in American imports into…