Want to learn more about how the rising geopolitical tensions and inflexible COVID-19 policy effect the European willingness to invest in China? Click here to read the European Business in China Position Paper 2022/2023.
After having discussed some challenges for China’s economy, let’s zoom in on the positive evolution of FDI into China in this newsletter.
Which Chinese brands are doing well in the world ranking? Read our BCECC newsletter to find out all about it
Since the beginning of June, Beijing and Shanghai businesses have reopened and residents have been released after a very long and strict lockdown. These lockdowns have contributed to the difficult circumstances which already affected global supply chains since the year before.
When planning to enter China, many Belgian companies wonder whether it is possible to get any incentives or subsidies in China. Recently, the EU SME Centre published an extensive report about this topic. In this article we present a summary, but more details can be found in the EU SME Centre’s report.
From June 15 to June 24, the China IP SME Helpdesk is organising the “Meet the IP Business Advisor Weeks” initiative. This is your chance to get free 1:1 online consultation session to help you develop your IP strategy for the Chinese market!
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.
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.
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!
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?