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 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 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.

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Publications

China Center Data Flash: June data beats expectations, but marginal slowdown still likely in 2H

The marginal growth rebound posted in 1H was cyclical. However, an uptick in exports, the resilience in consumption growth, and tailwinds from the subsiding housing market boom and infrastructure spending have fueled the continuation of growth thus far into 2H. 

(China Center Publications, August 2017)

China Center Chart Dive: China's labor compensation share of GDP is on the rise; this should be good for consumption in the near-term

High household savings rates have worked to constrain consumption in China for a long time. However, recent data suggests a decline in Chinese savings rates. This may partially explain the resilience of consumption growth in China, even as the country’s overall economic growth continues to slow.

(China Center Publications, August 2017)

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Webcasts

Understanding China's Global Impact
21 June, 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
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

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 0.5%
  • China 1.6%
  • Euro Area 0.6%
  • France 0.4%
  • Germany 0.0%
  • Global 0.6%
  • India 0.4%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 1.2%
  • Mexico 0.6%
  • Spain 0.0%
  • U.K. 0.1%
  • U.S. 0.3%
  • 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.