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

Asia-Pacific Shared Services Council
The Council is composed of senior executives responsible for global or regional shared services and business services in the Asia-Pacific region. Members exchange insights and best practices regarding how to manage multifunctional shared services stakes.

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.

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Publications

China CEO Council Session Report -- The 19th Party Congress Aftermath: Where to from here?

Will General Secretary Xi Jinping’s second coronation represent a turning point for reform, and if so, what might the nature of that reform be?

(China Center Publications, December 2017)

China Center Data Flash: Marginal slowdown in trend growth anticipated for 2018

October data confirmed that China’s trend growth momentum is modestly weakening. Growth is likely to see marginal slowing in 2018, driven by intensifying deleveraging pressures. 

(China Center Publications, December 2017)

China Center Chart Dive: Chinese manufacturing sector is less and less reliant on imported intermediate inputs

Chinese industrial policies promoting import substitution are substantively reshaping the country’s global Value Chains and have made China-based manufacturers (foreign and domestically owned) less reliant on intermediate inputs produced outside the country.

(China Center Publications, November 2017)

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Webcasts

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. CPE credit available

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

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Blogs

How China Fudges Its Numbers
The Wall Street Journal's China Real Time Report discusses a town in Guangdong Province that overstated its industrial output by 300 percent in 2012. (China Center Blog, June 2013)

Beijing Housing Vacancy Rate at 28.9%: Survey
A survey by the Beijing Police last year showed the city has 13.2 million units of houses, of which 3.8 million are confirmed vacant, putting its housing vacancy rate at 28.9% (China Center Blog, June 2013)

China Failure to Grow With $1 Trillion Is Warning to Li
Bloomberg: China’s economy is proving less responsive to credit, escalating pressure on Premier Li Keqiang to strengthen the role of private enterprise. (China Center Blog, June 2013)

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.2%
  • Brazil 0.5%
  • China 1.3%
  • Euro Area 0.9%
  • France 0.7%
  • Germany 0.5%
  • Global 0.6%
  • India 1.2%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 1.1%
  • Mexico 0.9%
  • Spain 0.3%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 1.2%
  • 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.