From the editor: In this third issue of the EUCBA Bulletin, we invite you to read an interview with Mr Cesare Romiti, President of the Italy-China Foundation, in which he talks about China-Europe relations and the prospects for business along the new Silk Road.
We have an overview of the Position Paper of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and the results of the 6 th High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Brussels. The Conclusions on the EU Strategy on China by the Council of the European Union are also highlighted. Please also note that the EUCBA General Assembly has confirmed the nominations of three new Vice-Chairmen: Mr Marco
Bettin (Italy), Mr Jochum Haakma (The Netherlands), and Mr. Philippe Van der Donckt (Belgium).
In the EUCBA news section you can read about upcoming events such clean technology and food safety technology missions to China. Past events include a mission to China focused on green technologies, a seminar on EU-China relations, and luncheons with Mrs. Chai Xiaolin and Mr. Jo Leinen.
Chinese investment in the European Union is booming. China’s total outbound investment jumped 53.7% year-on-year to CNY 882.78 billion in the first three quarters of this year, a big chunk of it in Europe.
Foreign investment in China is also advancing, indicating that China’s investment climate offers many opportunities.
Stephen Phillips (Chairman) and Gwenn Sonck (Secretary General)