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 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 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.

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Publications

China Center Quick Note: Back to Basics -- The CCP at 95

Since assuming command of the Communist Party of China (CCP) in late 2012, Xi Jinping has overseen one of the most fundamental transformations of the party in at least three decades. Already, this shift has effectively changed, and will continue to change, the government relations requirements for MNCs in China.

(China Center Publications, September 2016)

China Center Data Flash: Acquiescing to lower growth?

Credit creation slowed more than expected in July, but the PBOC isn’t easing monetary policy yet and has publicly stated it won’t be doing so. This is a positive factor, assuming it persists, for facilitating long overdue economic restructuring.

(China Center Publications, September 2016)

China Center Chart Dive: Watch out for a housing price down-cycle and its knock-on effects

There is a strong correlation between China’s monetary cycles and housing price cycles, but it is important to note that a down-cycle in housing prices means slower price growth, and not necessarily negative price growth. 

(China Center Publications, September 2016)

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Webcasts

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
15 December, 2016 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

A complimentary series for member companies to help executives stay on top of the changing business and economic conditions throughout China, the Asia-Pacific region, India, and Brazil. CPE credit available

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
14 April, 2016 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]

India has been one of the fastest growing emerging economies with considerable upside potentials. However, with India's structural challenges and a slow-growth global environment, will India still be a rising star in the coming years? CPE credit available

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.4%
  • Brazil 0.7%
  • China 0.9%
  • Euro Area 0.0%
  • France 0.8%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • India 0.7%
  • Japan 0.0%
  • Korea 0.4%
  • Mexico 0.2%
  • Spain 0.1%
  • U.K. 0.0%
  • U.S. 0.2%
  • 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.