EURObiz Issue 54 (January/February 2020)

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The United Nations announced that 2019 was the second hottest year in the warmest-ever decade on record. The devasting bushfires in Australia have given us a glimpse of the future once the effects of climate change set in. Therefore, the January/February 2020 edition of EURObiz examines the benefits of moving towards a circular economy, and its potential for both saving the planet and boosting economic growth.

Also featured in this edition:

  • Sector Collaboration: The Joint Audit Cooperation between telecom operators
  • Employees Need Rules, not Regulations: How to achieve a successful transformation of norm requirements into precise tasks
  • Does Globalisation Have a Future? The European Chamber’s Annual Conference

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EURObiz Issue 55 (March/April 2020)

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative has inspired a plethora of reactions, ranging from those that call it a modern Marshall Plan to those that say it will enmesh the world in Beijing’s sphere of influence. The March/April 2020 edition of EURObiz turns to our members for their views and insights on the BRI. This edition also includes a special section on lessons learned from the COVID-19 outbreak.

 Also featured in this edition:

  • Stimulus Packages: A guide to funding and public incentives available to SMEs in China
  • Flattery Comes Cheap: How to protect the interior design of shops in China
  • #Becauseofus: Advocacy successes of the European Chamber’s working groups

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EURObiz Issue 56 (May/June 2020)

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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, many businesses have adopted work-from-home practices or automated systems that reduced the need for human interaction, including robots for ‘contact-free’ deliveries and minimising healthcare workers’ to exposure to infected patients. This flexibility allowed many businesses to keep operations ticking over. The March/April 2020 edition of EURObiz looks at how going digital can help businesses cope in times of crisis.

 Also featured in this edition:

  • Copy & Paste: How the piracy paradox drives the fashion cycle
  • Mi Dominio, Su Dominio: Registering top level domain names in China.
  • #Becauseofus: Advocacy successes of the European Chamber’s working groups

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EURObiz Issue 57 (July/August 2020)

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In these times, when few things are certain, European businesses in China can be sure of one thing: the potential the country still has in regards to economic development. The July/August edition of EURObiz argues that China is far more than just its Tier 1 cities, and it is time that European investors shift their gaze past the megacities on the coast to rising Tier 2 and Tier 3 stars like Chengdu, Nanjing and Ningbo.

Also featured in this edition:

  • Resetting China’s Growth Model: Emerging opportunities for European companies
  • The Fraud Triangle: Business risk management in the era of COVID-19
  • Overcast Horizons: Investor sentiment remains negative despite COVID-19 recovery

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EURObiz Issue 58 (September/October 2020)

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The September/October edition of EURObiz is a special issue marking the 20th anniversary of the founding of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. It charts how and why the Chamber and its various chapters were formed; the advocacy work by Chamber members, working groups and staff; and some of the Chamber’s plans for future development.

Also featured in this edition:

  • Trade Commissioners and the European Chamber: Former European trade commissioners discuss how they interacted with the Chamber
  • China’s Accession to the World Trade Organization: Commitments made by Beijing as part of the Protocol of Accession
  • Together we are Stronger: History and presence of chambers of commerce and industry associations

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