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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 Finance Executives' Council
The Council provides senior financial executives of member organizations with the opportunity for select peer discussions on broad issues of corporate strategy, risk management and governance.

Asia-Pacific Total Rewards Council
This Council provides senior Compensation & Benefits executives in the Asia-Pacific region a forum in which to share information, ideas, and create solutions to challenges facing companies doing business in the region.

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 Slidicle: Rising unit labor costs threaten China's export competitiveness

Labor cost remains critical for manufacturing firms in China. Rising labor costs threaten competitiveness if they are not matched with comparable gains in labor productivity. 

(China Center Publications, August 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-US Trade Dispute
July 25, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

As US trade policy measures and retaliations by other countries are taking effect, what are the most important impacts on the economy and business? In this revisit of trade disputes, we’ll focus on the US-China conflict, and also look at the broader, global landscape. 

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Blogs

China’s new pollution tax – a breath of fresh air for MNCs, but with important risks to monitor
China’s new Environmental Protection Tax Law (EPT Law) came into effect on January 1. It replaces the old Pollutant Discharge Fees System. Taxation could increase, as more headroom for localities allows to set higher tax rates. Some leveling of the playing field is possible, as non-compliance and tax evasion are addressed. Supply chain costs may be impacted. (China Center Blog, July 2018)

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)

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 0.0%
  • China 0.8%
  • Euro Area 0.3%
  • France 0.2%
  • Germany 0.5%
  • Global 0.6%
  • India 0.9%
  • Japan 0.0%
  • Korea 0.9%
  • Mexico 0.0%
  • Spain 0.2%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.5%
  • 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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    asset in helping us better understand
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    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.