Committee News

Chinese Returnee UK Alumni Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3

Posted on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

Later this month, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills released the apprenticeships scheme. Top quality new apprenticeships are being designed by employers as part of the UK government’s successful apprenticeship trailblazers scheme.

Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

At the Q3 AE&M CEO roundtable, the Executives reflected on business performance in 2014. It was widely accepted that it had been a challenging year.

Education Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

The British Council's Generation UK programme whereby British students study in China for up to a year is gaining momentum with 5,000 students visiting in 2013; the number for 2014 is expected to increase.

Sustainable Business Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Chinese factories can make everything - including mistakes. Local suppliers have a reputation for making ethical mistakes relating to HR procedures, equal opportunity recognition, and health & safety incidents.

Financial Services Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Thursday, 16 October 2014

Q3 saw the issuance of a raft of regulations related to finance and the financial services industries that impact foreign businesses in China.

Human Resources Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Thursday, 09 October 2014

Q3 has seen some interesting developments related to productivity & profitability, including the increasing need for HR departments to measure the financial return from investment in human capital, and provide performance analytics or “scorecards” to senior management.

Legal Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

There was no rest for the wicked in the past 3 months as the Chinese legal landscape continued to change over the summer period. In keeping with the biblical references, the government gave and took away in equal measure, with developments seesawing between the liberating and the restrictive.

FTZ Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

As we approach the first anniversary of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone (the “FTZ”), we continue to see Shanghai officials offering to offer greater openness to foreign investment in the zone operating as a testing ground for the rest of China.

British Chamber Shanghai Focus Groups Quarterly Updates - Q2 2014

Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014

This edition of the Quarterly Updates covers a wide range of important issues, including: Latest updates on the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone; Regulatory updates impacting on SMEs; Latest consumer product trends...

Small & Medium Enterprises Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q2 2014

Posted on Thursday, 03 July 2014

The first half of 2014 has started with plenty of new changes to the Tax & Legal realm in China.