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Summer Chinese Courses in 2020

Would you like to boost your Chinese language skills and taste the culture behind the language during the summer holidays? Come and join us at Confucius Institute @GROUP T – Academy in Leuven for online Summer Language Courses.

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Outcome of the Two Sessions

From 21 to 27 May the “Two Sessions” were held in China, the most important events on China’s political calendar. The Two Sessions, also called ‘Lianghui’, are the two annual parliamentary meetings, where the two main political bodies of China – the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)- discuss China’s plans for the coming years.

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Optimism expressed as China and EU continue talks

Bernard Dewit, chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, is aware of the huge challenges ahead in the negotiations of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment between China and the European Union, but he sees encouraging signs as China and the EU continue their talks.

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Post-corona stimulus measures in Belgium and China

The BCECC organized a webinar with the trade commissioners of FIT, AWEX and hub.brussels, all based in China. The three China experts discussed the current economic situation in China, the impact of COVID-19 and how these regional government agencies can assist Belgian companies during this difficult period, in particular with their China business.

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Be aware of protective materials that do not meet safety requirements

As a result of the current COVID-19 global outbreak, the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gloves, protective coveralls or eyewear protection, as well as for medical devices such as surgical masks, exploration gloves and some gowns, has seen an exponential growth. Read this article for more information on which masks meet the safety requirements.

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Survey: Covid-19 Impact on Business

Following the outbreak of covid-19, the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China, one of our partner organizations, has carried out a survey regarding the impact of covid-19 on Benelux businesses. To consult the results of the survey, please click here. The BCECC wishes everyone a good health. Stay safe!

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Travel restrictions to China tightening daily

With China coming to grips with the epidemic situation, the situation in Belgium and other European countries is becoming increasingly serious. In the past days China’s major cities have taken quarantine measures for incoming travellers to China, including travellers from Belgium. Other Chinese cities and provinces are also tightening measures

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How to Conduct a Trade Mark Search in China

Every company, no matter how big or small, has some intellectual property (IP). The most common type of IP right is a trade mark. A trade mark is essential to all kinds of companies, whether you are a producer, distributor or service provider, as it allows clients to distinguish you

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Update on Coronavirus in China: Chinese companies are returning to work

At the end of January, China’s provincial and municipal governments initiated the “first level response to major public health emergencies”, implementing travel and trade bans, which indicated the seriousness of the epidemic. For the sake of everyone’s safety, many enterprises have also postponed the resumption of work, in order to

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BCECC at the Princely Mission to China

From November 17 to November 22, the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) joined the biggest ever Belgian Princely Mission to Beijing and Shanghai. The Belgian Economic Mission to China presided by HRH Princess Astrid counted more than 630 participants from all parts of Belgium and was accompanied by HE Didier

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Belgian Business Seminar

On November 22, 2019, The Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce organizes its annual Belgian Business Seminar in the Renaissance Marriot in Wan Chai. The topic of the 2019 seminar is ‘Belgian-Chinese Economic Relations in the Era of Protectionism’. After opening remarks by Senator & former Chairman of SFPI/FPIM Mr. Rik Daems,

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Interview of Bernard Dewit by Trends: “Consider China as a partner”

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Bernard Dewit, chairman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC), was interviewed by Trends. The topics covered were the Chinese economic evolution and opening up, the difficulties the Belgian companies may encounter when entering the Chinese

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BCECC launches its official WeChat account

When doing business with China, there is one app you simply cannot ignore: WeChat. BCECC is proud to announce the launch of its official WeChat account. With its over 1 billion active users globally, it is undoubtably the most popular app amongst Chinese people and businesses, for messaging, digital publishing,

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Shanghai FTZ expands by adding Lingang area

The Lingang expansion of the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ) was officially unveiled on Tuesday. As a major strategic decision made by the Communist Party of China Central Committee to further opening up, the addition of the Lingang area demonstrates China’s clear stand to ad-here to all-round opening up in

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Huawei Launches New Distributed Operating System, HarmonyOS

HarmonyOS will deliver an intelligent experience across all user scenarios [Dongguan, China, August 9, 2019] At the Huawei Developer Conference today, Huawei launched HarmonyOS – a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business

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Brussels Airport active on popular Chinese app WeChat

Brussels Airport has been active on the leading social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for years in an effort to keep its passengers as well and as promptly informed as possible about the ins and outs at the airport. It has recently added a channel to

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