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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.

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Peer Networks

Emerging Markets Human Resources Council
The Council provides an exclusive network for human resources professionals to exchange insights and to explore and better understand the HR challenges and opportunities relating to business development and growth in emerging markets.

China CFO Council
The Council provides senior-most financial executives operating in the Greater China region with exclusive expert insights and peer discussions on key issues impacting the finance function.

Asia-Pacific Human Resources Council
Members exchange insights and best practices regarding how to manage regional human resources issues in the context of today's global business environment.

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Publications

China Center Deep Dive Exchange Session Report: China's Cybersecurity Law

In May 2018, China Center member companies convened to share perspectives on network and data compliance requirements and to discuss ideas and experiences on assuring network and data security, maintaining operational efficiency, and meeting regulator expectations. 

(China Center Publications, June 2018)

Economics Watch® - China View: April data suggest slowing momentum

Although The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China suggests overall improvement in the near term, a closer reading suggests conditions are uneven at best.

(China Center Publications, June 2018)

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Webcasts

Conscious Leadership Part III
September 06, 2018 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Join this three-part series as Gina Hayden, author and co-founder of The Global Center for Conscious Leadership, takes us through the concept of conscious leadership. Part 3 will focus on business as a force for good. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

Window On China's Economic and Business Environment
January 24, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

With President Xi Jingping’s political position secured for at least another five years, the confidence in China’s ability to become the main global economic player has strengthened. Join our panel of experts as we take a deep dive into how China's Economic and Business Environment has recently been reshaped and other issues that impact businesses who operate in this area. 

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Blogs

All Signs Point to Much Stronger Environmental Protection in China
Last winter’s air pollution control plan in the larger Beijing area was unprecedented both in scale and intensity. The action plan was part of a much broader, central government-led effort to tackle China’s pervasive air pollution problem and significantly ramp up environmental protection efforts in general. It is highly unlikely at this point that the government will backtrack on this issue, given the long-term economic and political ramifications of doing so. (China Center Blog, June 2018)

Will China out-innovate its global competitors?
While China is poised to become an innovation challenger, will it out-innovate its global competitors? Our research finds that compared to the U.S., twice as many CEOs in China say they have an actual process in place for measuring innovation. (China Center Blog, May 2018)

Planning for China-US trade tensions -- insights and resources from the Conference Board
The Conference Board China Center has been tracking US-China trade relations very carefully over the past 18 months, and we recommend that our members review several key pieces that we sent out previously which anticipated the events now transpiring and outlined a range of important planning assumptions for MNCs. (China Center Blog, March 2018)

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 1.0%
  • China 1.5%
  • Euro Area 0.5%
  • France 0.5%
  • Germany 0.5%
  • Global 0.5%
  • India 0.6%
  • Japan 0.4%
  • Korea 0.8%
  • Mexico 0.5%
  • Spain 0.3%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.2%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
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    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.