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EU requests two WTO panels against China

(9.12.2022) The EU has requested the establishment of panels at the WTO for two of its ongoing trade disputes with China. One concerns the legality of the trade restrictions that China has had in place against Lithuanian exports and EU exports containing Lithuanian content since December 2021. The other concerns the legality of China restricting EU holders of high-tech patents from accessing EU courts to effectively protect and enforce their rights.
More: here

China Shortcuts: Charles Michel, november data, Jiang Zemin's passing and more

(8.12.2022) This episode of Eurpoean Chamber's podcast "China Shortcuts" covers the business implications of European Council President Charles Michel’s visit to China, November foreign trade data, the expansion of the geographical indications products from the EU, and former Chinese President Jiang Zemin's passing.
Podcast: here

The Women in Business Report 2022

(8.12.2022) The European Chamber in China provides an overview of the progress some of the largest European companies operating in China have made in promoting gender diversity in leadership roles, as well as in their general workforce. The Women in Business Report 2022 lists figures related to women’s share in the workforce as well as voluntary targets set by companies to promote gender diversity.
Report: here

MOST wants technology to be marketized as a factor of production

(7.12.2023) The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) released a special plan to stimulate the creation of an efficient technology market in China, part of a longstanding effort to improve the transfer and conversion of science and technology (S&T) achievements into commercial or practical applications. Merics sums its up.
Analysis: here

Jeden 2. Freitag des Monats: Buch-Diskussion online

(6.12.2022) Zeitgenössische Literatur aus China ist vielfältig, spannend, überraschend. Insbesondere die Sparte Science Fiction hat sich einen Namen gemacht. Im Online-Buchclub des Konfuzius-Instituts Frankfurt werden jeden zweiten Freitag im Monat (18:00 bis 19:30 Uhr) Bücher besprochen. Start: 9. Dezember.
Termine/Bücher: hier