The China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, as well as its councils of peer executives in Europe and the United States, provides members with advance intelligence on public policy, regulations, and economic developments in China that are likely to affect members’ businesses. Because the China Center is “on the ground” in China, its research is always relevant and offers executives immediate access to a well-established and reliable business source for information that can help them make sound planning decisions.

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Peer Networks

China CFO Council
The Council provides senior-most financial executives operating in the Greater China region with exclusive expert insights and peer discussions on key issues impacting the finance function.

China Communication and Marketing Council
Meets to discuss issues and exchange best practices such as branding, stakeholder relationships, public affairs, employee relations, community relations, interactive marketing and communication technologies issues with a strong focus on Greater China.

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Publications

CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—Asia-Pacific/China Report

This report, part of The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2017 series, compares the most pressing business challenges of CEOs globally with those of CEOs in Asia-Pacific and China—along with the strategies CEOs deem most critical for meeting those challenges.

(Key Business Issues, March 2017)

China Center Chart Dive: New data reveal less severe trade imbalance between the US and China

A new analysis from The Conference Board brings vast and complex global value chain dependencies into resolution and, in doing so, paints a starkly different picture of the bilateral trade imbalance. 

(China Center Publications, March 2017)

China Center Quick Note: Hope for the best, plan for the worst -- A look at the potential negative consequences of US-China friction

China’s treatment of Norway, South Korea, and Japan during recent politically motivated economic disputes is instructive for understanding how Beijing may respond to provocations from Washington. Foreign MNCs, especially US brands, should catalog their potential risk exposures stemming from China’s formal and informal retaliatory tools and make appropriate preparations.

(China Center Publications, March 2017)

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Webcasts

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
13 April, 2017 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]

How will emerging economies react to the US Federal Reserve Bank's interest rate hikes in 2017? How will monetary policies in the emerging world affect businesses? CPE credit available

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
11 May, 2017 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00]

A complimentary series for member companies to help executives stay on top of the changing business and economic conditions throughout China, the Asia-Pacific Region, India, and Brazil. CPE credit available

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.4%
  • Brazil 1.0%
  • China 1.2%
  • Euro Area 0.5%
  • France 0.4%
  • Germany 0.2%
  • India 1.3%
  • Japan 0.2%
  • Korea 0.9%
  • Mexico 0.5%
  • Spain 0.4%
  • U.K. 0.4%
  • U.S. 0.6%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
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    Center Testimonial - China Center

    “Success in China is a critical part of Caterpillar's long-term strategy. For many years, Caterpillar has worked closely with The Conference Board in the U.S. and around the world and it has been a valuable asset in helping us better understand the factors impacting our business. That is why we are deeply involved with The Conference Board in China, where so much is at stake for our company and the global economy."

    Caterpillar’s long-term strategy. For many
    years, Caterpillar has worked closely with
    The Conference Board in the U.S. and
    around the world and it has been a valuable
    asset in helping us better understand
    the factors impacting our business. That is
    why we are deeply involved with The Conference
    Board in China, where so much is
    at stake for our company and the global
    economy.““Success in China is a critical part of Caterpillar’s long-term strategy. For many years, Caterpillar has worked closely with The Conference Board in the U.S. and around the world and it has been a valuable asset in helping us better understand the factors impacting our business. That is why we are deeply involved with The Conference Board in China, where so much is at stake for our company and the global economy.“

    Jim Owens, Former Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.