Nanjing Position Paper 2023/2024
On 27th April, the European Chamber released the Nanjing Position Paper 2023/2024, its third report presenting the concerns and recommendations of European Chamber Nanjing Chapter members. The report focusses on how Jiangsu can reach its full potential as an international investment destination through simple changes to how it approaches internationalisation, green energy adoption and environmental, health and safety regulations.
With the end of China’s zero-COVID policy, the Nanjing Position Paper 2023/2024 recommends that Nanjing and Jiangsu re-focus efforts to improve the liveability of the region by solving common issues that affect companies and foreign nationals on a daily basis.
Key Recommendations (selected)
Rebuild confidence in Jiangsu as an international investment destination;
establish clear protocols explaining how crises or policy shifts affecting production and other businesses operations will be handled so that companies can better assess the risk of disruption.
Create a long-term plan to facilitate essential business travel to Jiangsu even when travel restrictions are being imposed at the national level.
Make Jiangsu more attractive to international talent;
capitalise on Jiangsu’s status as a centre of higher education by adopting competitive visa policies that can both attract more foreign students and encourage them to work in the province after graduation.
Optimise digital tools for foreign nationals in Jiangsu;
include support for passports and permanent residence (PR) cards as identification options in all government digital platforms from the date of their release.
Promoting green energy in Jiangsu;
improve Coordination with European Companies to Ensure and Expand the
Availability of Green Energy;
ensure a stable supply of and price for green energy, and provide advance information about energy availability.
Developing an effficient environmental, health and safety (EHS) inspection
Create a more scientific and professional EHS compliance mechanism