Focus Group News

Chinese Returnee UK Alumni Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q2

Posted on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

In Q2 of 2014, one subject that may affect Chinese students graduating from the UK is the Tier 5 visa scheme.

Women in Business Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q2

Posted on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

In a report based on 14 years of research into female CEOs at 2500 of the world’s largest public companies, Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) predicts that by 2040 as many as one third of incoming CEOs will be women.

Education Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q2 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

This quarter saw the reformation of the Chamber’s Education Focus Group, which has a broad representation of members and we hope that you will engage with the group should you have any queries about education or related issues of any stripe.

FTZ Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q2 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Despite China’s policy makers continuing to move cautiously towards bolder measures, two key developments took place in Q1 2014: the liberalisation of foreign currency deposit rates - whereby deposit rates will become fully adjustable - and the approval of cross-border RMB loans within the FTZ.

FTZ Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q1 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

There is not yet enough evidence to judge whether the FTZ is a glimpse into China’s future, but, through a series of events to be announced soon, the newly-established FTZ Focus Group hopes to address many of the questions being raised and become a voice to the FTZ authorities on behalf of the Chamber members.

Education Sector Reforms in the Shanghai FTZ

Posted on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

China's new Free Trade Zone in eastern Shanghai (the FTZ) allows foreign institutions to invest with greater ease in various industry sectors. Education is one of these sectors.

The British Chamber Focus Groups Quarterly Update – Q1 2014

Posted on Tuesday, 08 April 2014

As part of the Chamber’s strategy to be a voice of British business in Shanghai, and the east China region, it has published its first Focus Groups Quarterly Update for Q1 2014.

Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Focus Group Quarterly Update

Posted on Thursday, 06 March 2014

A retrospective look at 2013 as seen through the eyes of the CEO Roundtable.

Consumer Insights Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q1 2014

Posted on Thursday, 06 March 2014

Three predictions for 2014 including Continued growth in eCommerce, powered by Mobile; Further growth in International travel numbers, with Long Haul destinations benefiting the most; Government austerity measures continuing to impact the most sensitive industries.

Shanghai Free Trade Zone Update

Posted on Tuesday, 04 March 2014

We remain optimistic that the FTZ is still progressing in the right direction, and that perhaps expectations surrounding the speed of reforms were overly optimistic to begin with.