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    As the growth of China’s urban population continues increasing by 8-10% a year, a wide range of issues face Chinese policymakers, explained Li Tie, Director General of the China Centre for Urban Development of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China, at this China Advisory Council roundtable discussion.

    High on this list of challenges are the questions of energy efficiency and sustainable urban infrastructure as well as a highly centralised city administration system. “Chinese cities are not very autonomous,” offered Li, “and we recognise the tremendous number of reforms to be undertaken. We are making progress but cannot ignore the challenges we face.” Photos and report

  • Europe and China: Rivals or strategic partners?

     

     

    The world order is changing rapidly with “the 21st Century being the Asia-Pacific Century” Zoltán Martinusz, Principle Adviser on External Relations to Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council said in an opening address at the Understanding China Policy Summit on November 29. Asian perspectives are moving up the global agenda, Martinusz told the meeting which brought together European and Chinese policymakers, business leaders and academics to discuss whether Europe and China were rivals or strategic partners. Report

  • Understanding China training 2012: last chance to apply



     

    Only a few weeks left to apply for the fourth and last cycle of the Understanding China programme.

    Successful candidates will join other employees of business intermediary organisations from across Europe who will receive in-depth and practical information on doing business in China.

    25 seats are available.

    Deadline for applications: 01/05/2012

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Understanding China is a platform for business and policy dialogue on EU-China relations. As one of the largest and most challenging economies in the world China represents a huge economic potential, but also poses a number of difficulties for EU businesses - especially SMEs - trying to enter the market. Through debates, community contributions and the latest research Understanding China provides an open forum for discussion. At the same time, a targeted and specialised academic training programme is offered for employees of business representative organisations.

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