12 June 2020, 10:00 a.m.

The EU-China Business Association has the pleasure to invite you to a webinar focused on the results of the annual Business Confidence Survey of European Business in China. This survey was conducted by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, in cooperation with Roland Berger. The webinar will take place on 12 June 2020 at 10.00 a.m. CEST.

Many of the initial findings of the survey, conducted in February 2020, painted an outlook for 2020 that no longer accurately represents the views of the vast majority of member companies that have endured a tumultuous first half of the year. However, survey respondents have provided extensive data pinpointing underlying issues that fall under the control of the Chinese Government.

In 2019, 41% of companies reported at least some market opening. Almost half of the respondents continue to face market access barriers. Doing business in China has become more difficult over the past year for 49% of members, a four-percentage point decrease from 2019 – a marginal improvement. Almost half of the respondents believe that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will gain opportunities at the expense of the private sector in 2020.


10:00–10:05 Welcome and Introduction by Ms. Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, EU-China Business Association/Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce

10:05–10:45 “European Business in China – Business Confidence Survey 2020” by Mrs. Charlotte Roule, Vice-President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

10:45–11:00 Q&A and final discussion



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