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 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.

Asia-Pacific Talent & Diversity Council
The mission of the Council is to provide its members, who are leaders in the areas of talent management, leadership development and organization effectiveness, with a forum for sharing best practices and actionable ideas.

Asia-Pacific Total Rewards Council
This Council provides senior Compensation & Benefits executives in the Asia-Pacific region a forum in which to share information, ideas, and create solutions to challenges facing companies doing business in the region.

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Publications

China Center Insight Compilation: China's Demographic Shift and Its Impact on MNC Business

Collated in this compilation are extracts of pieces that summarize our thinking on China's momentous demographic transition and its impacts on labor and workforce dynamics and on MNC business in China.

(China Center Publications, May 2018)

China Center Research Brief: Collateral Damage -- American & European exporters in China

Tariffs on China, if they manifest, will hit everyone “under the specified category,” including many US exporters in China, as well as their respective suppliers both in and outside of China. 

(China Center Publications, May 2018)

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Webcasts

Conscious Leadership Part III
September 06, 2018 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Join this three-part series as Gina Hayden, author and co-founder of The Global Center for Conscious Leadership, takes us through the concept of conscious leadership. Part 3 will focus on business as a force for good. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

Window On China's Economic and Business Environment
January 24, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

With President Xi Jingping’s political position secured for at least another five years, the confidence in China’s ability to become the main global economic player has strengthened. Join our panel of experts as we take a deep dive into how China's Economic and Business Environment has recently been reshaped and other issues that impact businesses who operate in this area. 

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Blogs

Will China out-innovate its global competitors?
While China is poised to become an innovation challenger, will it out-innovate its global competitors? Our research finds that compared to the U.S., twice as many CEOs in China say they have an actual process in place for measuring innovation. (China Center Blog, May 2018)

Planning for China-US trade tensions -- insights and resources from the Conference Board
The Conference Board China Center has been tracking US-China trade relations very carefully over the past 18 months, and we recommend that our members review several key pieces that we sent out previously which anticipated the events now transpiring and outlined a range of important planning assumptions for MNCs. (China Center Blog, March 2018)

An interview with David Hoffman, Managing Director of the Conference Board’s China Center
Market shake-outs – as typical of creative destruction cycles, even those with “Chinese characteristics” – should yield better operating conditions over the longer-term, especially for competitive firms. At this critical juncture, executives need to understand the gamut of potential China exposures facing their companies – both positive and negative – so that they can position their companies to exploit associated opportunities and mitigate risks. (China Center Blog, March 2018)

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.2%
  • Brazil 0.8%
  • China 1.7%
  • Euro Area 0.6%
  • France 0.1%
  • Germany 0.3%
  • Global 0.5%
  • India 1.1%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 1.3%
  • Mexico 0.4%
  • Spain 0.1%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.4%
  • 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.