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 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.

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 Research Brief: CFIUS Reform Set to Disrupt Business as Usual for MNCs in China

The reform and empowerment of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has the potential to dramatically disrupt many traditional partnership approaches MNCs have been using in China for many years – including co-investment arrangements that have become popular recently.

(China Center Publications, February 2018)

China Center Research Brief: Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom

Despite the end of the one-child policy in 2016 and hopes of a new “baby boom,” the reality is that China’s attempt to politically reengineer its demographic outlook will require decades, not years. 

(China Center Publications, February 2018)

China Center Research Brief: Working Successfully with Party Organizations

Over the past 12 months, foreign MNCs have become increasingly concerned over the role and powers of Communist Party organizations in their China business units.

(China Center Publications, February 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

Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom
Despite the end of the one-child policy in 2016 and hopes of a new “baby boom,” the reality is that China’s attempt to politically reengineer its demographic outlook will require decades, not years. (China Center Blog, February 2018)

CFIUS Reform Set to Disrupt Business as Usual for MNCs in China
The reform and empowerment of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has the potential to dramatically disrupt many traditional partnership approaches MNCs have been using in China for many years – including co-investment arrangements that have become popular recently. (China Center Blog, February 2018)

Assessing the comparative economic risk levels of Chinese provinces
Data show provincial economic risk levels generally decreased in 2016; heading into 2018, the risk status is likely similar, or even improved, since YE2016. However, risk levels remain elevated. (China Center Blog, February 2018)

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.3%
  • Brazil 1.3%
  • China 1.7%
  • Euro Area 0.7%
  • France 0.4%
  • Germany 0.3%
  • Global 0.9%
  • India 0.4%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 0.8%
  • Mexico 1.1%
  • Spain 0.2%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.6%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
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  • 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.