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

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.

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Publications

China Center Data Flash: Many peaks in view -- the re-flation story is unlikely to last the year

China's official GDP growth in Q1 2017 accelerated to 6.9 percent, the fastest pace since Q3 2015. The rebound was in large part driven by extremely high growth in infrastructure investment, a tailwind of the housing market surge of the last 15 months, as well as an external demand bounce due to recent recovery in the advanced economies. 

(China Center Publications, April 2017)

China Center Chart Dive: US-China trade relations—who needs who more? A global value chain & GDP exposure view

Using WIOD data, we are able to identify the extent to which the economies of China and the United States are mutually reliant in terms of total national output – in trade-related terms.

(China Center Publications, April 2017)

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

Emerging markets see improvement in sentiment, but strong headwinds are likely to cap the upside in growth.

(Economics Watch Reports, April 2017)

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Webcasts

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
13 April, 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

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
09 March, 2017 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

In 2017, Brazil is expected to come out of the worse recession it has experienced in decades. But will the recovery materialize against a backdrop of slow global growth and rising uncertainties? This webcast will focus on our short-term growth projections for Brazil. CPE credit available

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.4%
  • Brazil 1.9%
  • China 0.9%
  • Euro Area 0.7%
  • France 0.4%
  • Germany 0.2%
  • Global 0.8%
  • India 1.7%
  • Japan 0.7%
  • Korea 0.3%
  • Mexico 0.7%
  • Spain 0.1%
  • U.K. 0.1%
  • U.S. 0.4%
  • 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.