In this article, we interviewed Mrs. Cathy Berx – Governor of the Province of Antwerp. Read her reflections on China’s relations with the Province of Antwerp and her views of China in general.
On 21 March 2022, Ghent University celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the China Platform in Ghent in the presence of Prof. Rik Van de Walle, Rector of Ghent University, and H.E. Mr. Cao Zhongming, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Belgium. During this celebration, Prof.
Port of Antwerp-Bruges: merger of the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge creates Europe’s largest export port
The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge will from now on continue their growth trajectory under one name: Port of Antwerp-Bruges. At the extraordinary general meeting of 22 April 2022, the two port companies signed the shareholders’ agreement of the unified port company.
Following the consequences of Brexit, Flemish companies that have been negatively affected can apply for a special subsidy provided by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT)!
On the 31st of March 2022, the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) organized a webinar together with tax and legal experts from BDO Belgium. During the webinar, China’s new Personal Information Protection Law (PILP) was introduced, including the difference with the European GDPR and what this new legal framework means for your business in China.
The current geopolitical situation is giving us all quite a bit of a headache. As if the pandemic had not caused enough chaos, the conflict in Ukraine surfaced as well, followed by the new Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown in Shanghai.
China is fighting the biggest surge in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, with millions under lockdown and the healthcare system under pressure. One of the last countries sticking to a zero-Covid strategy, China aims to stamp out every infection with strict lockdowns and by sending all cases to secure facilities.
11 March, China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) was held in Beijing, also called ‘Two Sessions’. Same as last year, due to the national pandemic prevention and control requirements, the event only lasted seven days instead of the usual 10 days.
In this newsletter, we interviewed Peter Tanghe from the Flander Investment & Trade in Guangzhou to better understand China’s tech industry and its opportunities for foreign companies. Read our BCECC newsletter to find out more!
The 131st China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) will be held online from April 15 to April 24.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, Flanders’ exports reached a record level in 2021 with EUR 390.5 billion worth of goods, being the region that grew faster than the EU average. What are the trends? And how did Flanders manage achieving a record figure?
How popular are winter sports in China? Which business opportunities are there for Belgian companies? Read our latest BCECC newsletter!
Chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC), Mr. Bernard Dewit, wrote an article about Belgian-Chinese relations and how our countries remain invested in mutual cooperation and win-win benefits.
2021 was a momentous year in China, with landmark regulations marking pivotal changes to key industries and areas of society, therefore China’s economic outlook has been the subject of major discussion. Read our newsletter to discover what China’s economic outlook for 2022 may look like.
We are interested in hearing about your company’s experience with travel bans and its influence on your business with China. Click here for our mini survey!
FIT Press release: Record levels of foreign investment projects and resulting new jobs in Flanders driven by mergers, acquisitions and expansions
In 2021, Flanders – the northern region of Belgium – once again saw a solid influx of foreign direct investment. These record-setting results are due to a sharp increase in the number of mergers & acquisitions and a hefty rise in the number of R&D jobs. In total, foreign companies channeled EUR 2.86 billion into their activities on Flanders’ soil.
A new year has started, but unfortunately, about two years after the first Covid-19 outbreak, we are not yet able to report to you the good news that you will be able to travel to China again soon. However, in this article we provide you with a depiction of the current travel restrictions and a practical guideline for when you are travelling to China.
2022 – Let’s move forward together!
The BCECC team wishes you all the best for the new year.
When Chinese students plan to study abroad, they often dream of the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, but Belgium, located in the heart of Europe, can be seen more as the hidden champion for Chinese students.
In this article, we will highlight the 26 years of partnership between the Brussels-Capital Region and the Province of Sichuan.