President’s Message

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…

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