A clean sheet: environmental sustainability in the paper manufacturing industry

There is increasing pressure on China’s manufacturing industry to make concerted efforts to minimise their impact on the environment.

Shanghai: the economic nexus of China

With a population of over 25 million, Shanghai, often referred to as the ‘Paris of the east’, is the economic centre of China.

Water wise

EU-China collaboration for delivering better urban water infrastructure in China through integrated eco low carbon urban planning.

Emission impossible?

Besides laying out impressive economic reforms, last year’s Third Plenum Decision also underlined the importance of China’s environment and how the country’s ongoing economic development must not be to its detriment. While China’s economy was still growing in the double-digits, the damage this caused to…

Compliance and ‘rule by law’ in China

There seems to be a broad consensus, even within the Chinese media, that China has not yet fully implemented ‘rule of law’.

Competition law and the increasing cost of doing business in China

Although the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) has been in force for over six years, competition law enforcement has only considerably intensified in the past several months.

Foreign investment restraints in China

A recently-published report has revealed the extent to which foreign investment is restrained in China.

The Great Wall and Chinese Reforms

By examining the quality of a country’s institutions relative to its gross domestic product per capita, a clear pattern emerges.

China Industrial Land Use – the New Rules of the Game

Since the first quarter of 2014, the Shanghai Government has issued three circulars regarding changes to the industrial land supply rules.

Rule of law

The European Chamber and our members take ‘rule of law’ to be a fundamental requirement for a functioning market economy and a prerequisite for sustainable economic growth. Ever since it was introduced as an option in the European Chamber’s annual Business Confidence Survey, improved rule…