Economy & Trade

German Chamber’s Business Confidence Survey 2023/24: Key Findings


Per the German Chamber’s Business Confidence Survey 2023/24, large companies are committed to the China market, especially in the high-tech and automotive sectors. We discuss the survey’s findings based on information collected between Sept. and Oct. 2023.

China-Germany Bilateral Direct Investment: Trends and Outlook


China and Germany remain important investment partners, despite the mutual decline in FDI flows registered in 2023. We analyze recent trends and discuss the sectors that continue to drive bilateral investment.

China’s FDI Trends: Sources, Destinations, and Key Sectors


China, positioned as the world’s second-largest recipient of foreign direct investment, is undergoing significant shifts. In this article, we analyze the emerging trends within China’s investment landscape.

Embracing Sustainability: How Businesses Can Contribute to the ‘Beautiful China’ Initiative


The “Beautiful China” initiative covers diverse business sectors, offering a wide array of investment opportunities within its framework.

What to Know Before Quitting Your Job in China – Guide for Foreign Employees


We explain the various procedures foreign workers need to complete before terminating employment in China.

Developing the Silver Economy – New Proposals to Cultivate China’s Elder Care Industry 


New opinions seek to develop China’s silver economy by improving social infrastructure, encouraging private sector participation, and strengthening government support for the industry.

China Removes All Safeguard Duties on New Zealand’s Dairy Products


Starting January 1, 2024, New Zealand’s dairy products gained duty-free access to China, marking the culmination of strategic tariff removal outlined in the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.

China to Grant Ireland Unilateral Visa-Free Treatment, Deepening Bilateral Ties


On January 17, 2024, China announced the implementation of a unilateral visa-free policy for citizens of Ireland. The news came in the wake of Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s bilateral meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, and a reception hosted by Irish President Michael D. Higgins, signaling a further deepening in the diplomatic relations between the two nations.

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