European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
European Union Chamber of Commerce in China website: www.europeanchamber.com.cn
"The Chamber was formed with the support of the EU Delegation in Beijing on 19th October 2000. It is a non-profit membership fee-based organisation with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Chengdu. Today, the Chamber is the leading exponent of European business interests in China creating a continuously growing business forum. It comprises of over 860 members, from global companies to small-medium enterprises. Its mission is to serve member companies by being the Voice of European Business in China."
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