Posts for China

Looking Beyond ZTE: How Chinese SOEs Will Learn from Adversity

Thursday, 26th July 2018

Many observers have looked with interest at the furore surrounding Chinese telecoms and mobile phone giant ZTE in the U.S. This major state-owned enterprise (SOE) has been hit by the U.S. Department of Commerce imposing a sanction that prevents any U.S. company from trading with them, resulting from an investigation that concluded ZTE had traded with North Korea and Iran. Read more...

China’s Two Sessions: Knowing Which Way the Wind Blows

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

In a webinar published this week by the EU SME Centre in Beijing, Xavier Sans Powell, EU SME Centre Advocacy Manager, moderates a discussion with Interel’s Mark Pinner, Managing Partner, Interel China. The conversation examines the key outcomes of the “Two Sessions,” China’s annual plenary sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Read more...

The New Xi Era

Tuesday, 31st October 2017

On Thursday 18 October, Chinese President Xi Jinping gave the keynote address – his official report – to the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Party Congress in Beijing. Read more...

Liang Hui 2017: ‘Stability and Progress?’

Thursday, 16th March 2017

As is the case every year, this year’s Liang Hui - or ‘Two Sessions’ of the Chinese legislatures – have served as a vehicle for promoting the government’s achievements and unveiling a range of new announcements. These cover a range of topics important for foreign and domestic observers alike.

Lessons from Davos: Xi’s message to the West

Thursday, 26th January 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assertive defence of globalisation in his address to world economic and political leaders at the Davos forum surprised many. Few were expecting the Chinese President and head of the Communist Party to attend the spiritual home of global capitalism for the first time, and fewer still to hear such a forthright speech.
What do his comments mean? What has brought Xi to join this gathering in the first place? What does it imply for the world?

President Trump – a mixed bag for China

Wednesday, 09th November 2016

In 69 days’ time Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. His approach to foreign policy issues is in stark contrast to that of previous Presidents but for China it could be a rather mixed bag.

What Brexit means for relations with China

Friday, 15th July 2016

UK-Chinese trade has been described as entering a ‘Golden Age'. However, now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, will Chinese businesses still see the country as an attractive destination for inward investment? Get the inside track from Mark Pinner, our MD in China. Read more...