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 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.

China Human Resources Council
Meets to discuss issues and exchange best practices regarding recruiting, retaining, and motivating local staffs as member companies grow in the Greater China region.

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.

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Publications

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

Limited upside potential for faster growth in 2018 for emerging markets

(Economics Watch Reports, November 2017)

China Center Data Flash: Growth Broadly Steady in September, Politically Contrived or Real TBD

According to official data, China’s economy expanded 6.8 percent YOY in Q3, slightly lower than 6.9 percent in the first half of 2017. No other reading could have been politically possible in the run-up to the all-important 19th Party Congress.

(China Center Publications, October 2017)

China Center Quick Note: Politics in Command - China after the 19th Party Congress

The 19th Party Congress and its subsequent 1st Plenum, which ran October 18-25, had been widely anticipated for nearly a year. With the dust just now settling, we begin the difficult work of interpreting what actually transpired at the Congress and what it means for foreign investors in China.

(China Center Publications, October 2017)

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Webcasts

Understanding China's Global Impact
June 21, 2017 09:00 AM , 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Top business and financial service executives need to understand how China exposure might impact their business. Join this webcast to get insights into how to position for associated opportunities and plan for associated risks. CPE credit available

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
April 13, 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

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Blogs

Measurement Lessons Learned from Cisco, Southwest, and Exeter Hospital
Last month, Paine Publishing hosted the Summit on the Future of Communications Measurement. Here, we present three case studies from the summit that highlight the three major themes that ran through every conversation. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, November 2017)

For Funders and Nonprofits: Excellent Nonprofit Management is Mission Critical
Nonprofit missions help us rally around various societal challenges. However, while nonprofit missions garner attention from funders, the management of the organization is where attention is critical. The challenge is that some funders may make their funding decisions based on nonprofit missions and nonprofits may direct more of their attention to mission rather than management. (Giving Thoughts Blog, November 2017)

On Governance: CEO Pay Ratio Planning: 10 Consensuses from Thought Leading Companies
Based on conversations with about 20 thought-leading companies, here are 10 consensuses on how leading companies are planning to comply with the new CEO pay ratio rules in 2018. (The Governance Center Blog, November 2017)

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.2%
  • Brazil 0.6%
  • China 1.0%
  • Euro Area 0.7%
  • France 0.7%
  • Germany 0.5%
  • Global 0.7%
  • India 1.5%
  • Japan 0.1%
  • Korea 0.6%
  • Mexico 0.3%
  • Spain 0.1%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.2%
  • 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.