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G20 Summit: Why it is so important to China and the world?

There have been three landmark gatherings in China since the Reforming and Opening-up strategy in the year 1979: the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 Shanghai Expo, and  the 2016 G20 Summit which was held a couple of days ago in the famous touris...
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New Regulations on Chinese Financial Accounts

On May 19th, 2017, several Chinese agencies, including the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance, announced new requirements for all financial accounts.  The new requirements will take effect July 1st, though institutions will have one year to ma...
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China to Introduce Ranking System for all Companies in China

A report published by the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in late May provides a detailed look at China’s upcoming “Enterprise Social Credit” policy. The report claims that while this new system will help the Chinese government address ...
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Outlook Germany 2017

2016 has just ended and many events have created an atmosphere of uncertainty: a weak economy, an unexpected Brexit, a chaotic situation in the Middle East, the rise of anti-globalisation sentiments, etc. Not surprisingly, the Chinese foreign ministe...
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Update: China Releases New Draft Regulations Regarding Cyber Security of Online Services and Product...

After adopting the first Cyber Security Law in November 2016, China is coming up with new regulations for the risk and quality evaluation of online products and services. On 4 February, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released draft reg...
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ECOVIS Beijing 2017 Outlook

The Chinese economy has ended 2016 on a positive note. In December, the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) reached 53.4, up from 53.1 in November. It also reached its highest level since July 2015, indicating a relatively optimistic outlook of Chinese ...

Countdown to the Hamburg Summit: China meets Europa 2016

On 23 and 24 November 2016, the 7th “Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe” will take place at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. The “Hamburg Summit” was initiated and organised by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce for the first time in 2004 as a platform...
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Development Zones in China

Although economic Development Zones are often linked with China and its great economic growth of the last decades, they are not entirely a Chinese invention. In numerous other countries around the world similar zones were established long before to p...