Past Meetings

The directors of EPPEI will review China's overall energy development in 2019 and exchange with our members on the future outlook for energy transition, renewable energy consumption, energy technology innovation and 14 Five-year Plan and introduce the power reform,power grid and trends in power market development in China.

  • 2020-09-22 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • Beijing Lufthansa Centre, Office C405,
Members only

工信部国际经济技术合作中心的绿色制造和供应链专家分享 “ 什么是绿色绿色供应链管理, 为什么进行绿色供应链管理及如何进行绿色供应链管理”。同时,我们也将了解到绿色制造国际合作现状与展望。

  • 2020-09-18 | 15:00 - 16:30
  • European Chamber Beijing Office, Office C405 & Zoom online
Members only

The European Chamber’s Financial Services Working Groups (Banking & Securities WG, Consumer Finance & Non-Banking Financial Institutions WG and Insurance WG) are delighted to invite you to the Joint Working Group Meeting “Financial Services Joint WG meeting: Work Session & Feedback to EUD ahead of CBIRC and CSRC Seminar” which is to take place on Wednesday 16th September 2020, 10:00-11:30AM CST.

  • 2020-09-16 | 10:00 - 11:30
  • Beijing and Shanghai offices
Members only

In mid-June the European Commission released a call for input on an instrument to address foreign subsidies in the single market called the White Paper on an Instrument for Foreign Subsidies. The tools proposed in the Paper aim to tackle distortions a) in the single market in general, b) acquisitions of EU companies, and c) in EU public procurement. The paper also proposes an approach to foreign subsidies in the context of EU funding. Given the potential impact that this document will have on European business both in Europe and in China, the European Chamber has developed a draft document with feedback and will ask for input from industry representatives at the Chamber. The European Chamber deadline for comments is Friday, 18th September 2020. Ahead of this we are setting up a Virtual roundtable for members of the Shipbuilding WG on Tuesday 15th September, 15.00-16.00 CST to discuss and align on our feedback to the European Commission.

  • 2020-09-15 | 15:00 - 16:00
  • Zoom
Members only

The European Chamber's Environment Working Group is pleased to welcome Mr Chris Allison, head of the political and economic section at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, to discuss the principles and goals of US international environmental policy.

  • 2020-09-14 | 16:00 - 18:00
  • European Chamber Office Beijing, 4th Floor, Room C405
Members only

A& A working group will organize the meeting and discussed the questions on the TIP, & BASA , preparing an exchange meeting with CAAC and EASA in order to request both authorities to interpret and facilitate transition and agreements’ application.

  • 2020-09-04 | 15:00 - 17:00
  • European Chamber Beijing Office, Office C405
Members only

It is estimated that buildings accounts for 40 per cent of the overall energy consumption in the world, and that people spend on up to 90 per cent of their time indoors. Yet indoor air is five times more polluted than outdoor air. Living in mould and damp buildings can increase the risk of asthma. Therefore, buildings that benefit both people and planet are essential for the sustainable development. It requires relevant stakeholders to join hands and work out a solution from a long-term perspective.

To achieve green energy transition and meet the objectives set out in the COP21 (Paris), and reiterated in COP25 (Madrid), China must focus on energy intensity reduction and create a market for upgrading existing facilities with new efficient and digital technologies, with an emphasis on clean energy even during the pandemic and corresponding drop in energy demand. To recover from the impact of COVID-19 in a sustainable way, China should accelerate investment in upgrading existing facilities with outdated technologies to reduce energy consumption. China has not yet established a framework to control industries’ and buildings’ energy intensity, instead adopting a passive stance based on the anticipated consequences of shifting from a production-driven to a service-driven economy.

  • 2020-09-02 | 14:30 - 15:30
  • European Chamber Office Beijing, 4th Floor, Room C405".
Members only

Recently, the PBoC has confirmed it will pilot its central bank digital currency (CBDC) in a number of districts and plans to roll it out at the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, and the PBoC’s Digital Currency Research Institute confirmed “closed pilot tests” would be conducted in Shenzhen, Suzhou, Xiong’an New District and Chengdu.

In addition, the Chinese government has been strictly regulating fintech business over the last few years. Detailed policies and guidance have been introduced to support the continuous growth of fintech business and to ensure that it is under proper supervision. Consequently, many small fintech companies have been wiped out of the market because of the increasing compliance cost, while big ones have survived. Meanwhile, the government encourages financial institutions to adopt new information technologies. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) released the Fintech Development Plan (2019–2021) which states the national framework policy for the development of fintech business. The Plan encouraged the development of fintech solutions by using various digital technologies and fintech business will be regulated in a “prudent” manner in order to control the risks associated with information security, transaction security and business continuity. In this context, small P2P lending platforms died out, while bigger and more prudent players continued to grow. Specialised technology companies, including those which provide IT solutions to financial institutions, are developing fast.

  • 2020-08-28 | 14:30 - 15:45
  • Zoom meeting (online or via call in) /European Chamber Office Beijing, 4th Floor, Room C405
Members only

During the sharing session, Ms. Serena Du (Bird & Bird) and Ms. Tiantian Ke (Bird & Bird) will conduct an interactive discussion focusing on EU Data Regulator (EDPB) Publishes Draft Guidelines on Connected Vehicles.

  • 2020-08-28 | 10:00 - 11:30
  • Online - Zoom
Members only

[Language -English and Chinse] The working group meeting focuses on the status of Anti-Monopoly in China for the Automotive Industry, the interpretation of the Guideline of Anti-Monopoly for the Automotive Industry, and the latest industry policies and rules, advocacy plan.

  • 2020-08-26 | 10:00 - 12:00
  • Beijing Lufthansa Center, Office C405, No. 50 Liangmaqiao Road and ZOOM online
Members only