The China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, as well as its councils of peer executives in Europe and the United States, provides members with advance intelligence on public policy, regulations, and economic developments in China that are likely to affect members’ businesses. Because the China Center is “on the ground” in China, its research is always relevant and offers executives immediate access to a well-established and reliable business source for information that can help them make sound planning decisions.

Discover more about the China Center here.

Products & Services

Peer Networks

China Communication and Marketing Council
Meets to discuss issues and exchange best practices such as branding, stakeholder relationships, public affairs, employee relations, community relations, interactive marketing and communication technologies issues with a strong focus on Greater China.

China Human Resources Council
Meets to discuss issues and exchange best practices regarding recruiting, retaining, and motivating local staffs as member companies grow in the Greater China region.

China Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council
The Council provides China-based senior executives with a program and meeting place through which to deepen their knowledge, sharpen their skills and share experience on the management of China-specific corporate responsibility and sustainability issues.

View more Peer Networks

Publications

China Center Data Flash: Growth continued weakening in August

Data from the last two months reinforces our expectation of a moderate slowdown in the second half of 2017. A slowdown in investment growth will be the primary drag on growth, but resilience in consumption and exports should offset some of this drag in the short term. 

(China Center Publications, September 2017)

China Center Chart Dive: Household spending ratio increased in rural areas but decreased in urban areas

Residents of rural China are beginning to save less in order to spend more. This is not the case in urban locations, although people in both areas are consuming more than ever.

(China Center Publications, September 2017)

China Center Deep Dive Exchange Session Report: Military Tensions in Northeast Asia and the South China Sea

In mid-September 2017, The Conference Board China Center convened nearly two dozen member company executives to compare perspectives and discuss what steps MNCs can take to dimension, plan for, and mitigate risks accompanying the increasingly tense geopolitical environment in East Asia.

(China Center Publications, September 2017)

View more publications

Webcasts

Understanding China's Global Impact
June 21, 2017 09:00 AM , 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Top business and financial service executives need to understand how China exposure might impact their business. Join this webcast to get insights into how to position for associated opportunities and plan for associated risks. CPE credit available

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
April 13, 2017 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]

How will emerging economies react to the US Federal Reserve Bank's interest rate hikes in 2017? How will monetary policies in the emerging world affect businesses? CPE credit available

View more webcasts

Blogs

Three environmental and social issues that can’t be ignored
Climate risk reporting, board diversity, and sustainability reporting are three issues worth keeping an eye on if the 2017 proxy season is any indication of shareholder sentiment. (The Governance Center Blog, October 2017)

Nonprofit Board Leadership: A Team Approach
Leadership succession planning for the position of chair is often a daunting exercise for nonprofit boards. Most nonprofits understand that the position is highly consequential for the strategic and financial success of the organization. Nonprofits will be stronger, however, if the chair is recognized as the leader of the board leadership team, rather than a soloist. (Giving Thoughts Blog, October 2017)

How to Engage the C-suite about Social Media with Authority and Confidence
“Social media takes time to build,” said one of the participants in the webinar on social media and the C-suite that I co-presented for the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) of The Conference Board earlier this month. It underscores a primary reality for communicators looking to engage their leaders in helping them understand the strategic value of social media in the long term as a legitimate business tool. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, October 2017)

View more blogs

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 1.8%
  • China 1.1%
  • Euro Area 0.5%
  • France 0.5%
  • Germany 0.2%
  • Global 0.2%
  • India 0.7%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 0.2%
  • Mexico 0.4%
  • Spain 0.1%
  • U.K. 0.1%
  • U.S. 0.2%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • China Center Members
    Create a China Center Account

    If your company is already a China Center member, you can create a personal account and access China Center members-only content.

    Create personal account

    China Center Brochure

    To learn more about The Conference Board China Center research and member benefits, please download our brochure.

    Download (PDF)

    Center Testimonial - China Center

    “Success in China is a critical part of Caterpillar's long-term strategy. For many years, Caterpillar has worked closely with The Conference Board in the U.S. and around the world and it has been a valuable asset in helping us better understand the factors impacting our business. That is why we are deeply involved with The Conference Board in China, where so much is at stake for our company and the global economy."

    Caterpillar’s long-term strategy. For many
    years, Caterpillar has worked closely with
    The Conference Board in the U.S. and
    around the world and it has been a valuable
    asset in helping us better understand
    the factors impacting our business. That is
    why we are deeply involved with The Conference
    Board in China, where so much is
    at stake for our company and the global
    economy.““Success in China is a critical part of Caterpillar’s long-term strategy. For many years, Caterpillar has worked closely with The Conference Board in the U.S. and around the world and it has been a valuable asset in helping us better understand the factors impacting our business. That is why we are deeply involved with The Conference Board in China, where so much is at stake for our company and the global economy.“

    Jim Owens, Former Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.