Danish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai has invited the members of FBCS to join the launch of the European Business in China – Position Paper 2020/2021 with The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.

As the flagship publication of the European Chamber, the Position Paper is comprised of the views from more than 30 industry-specific working groups representing European business in China, detailing the numerous structural challenges that remain in the China market and providing constructive recommendations to both the Chinese and European authorities alike. Its executive summary also provides a wider analysis and commentary on business and political relations, and their intertwine.

Many of these structural challenges are related to the emergence of China's 'one economy, two systems' model. One half of the economy is increasingly fair, well-regulated and welcoming to foreign investment; the other, state-driven, half sees China still nursing its national champions and over indulging its state-owned enterprises at the expense of the private sector. This indicates a gulf in the understanding of the concept of 'openness' between the EU and China.

The EU has embraced the idea that market access is granted through multilateral institutions like the World Trade Organization and bilateral ones like investment agreements. Meanwhile, it seems that China does not view market access as a right, rather a privilege that is either extended to or removed from certain areas, depending on whichever part of the economy China's leaders want foreign investment to flow to at any given time. Not only does this understanding clash with the rules-based economic order to which China voluntarily acceded, it also drags down business sentiment.

We are honored to have Jens Eskelund, the Vice President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China to present Position Paper 2020/2021 to the whole Nordic group.


  • 16:00 - 16:30 Registration and afternoon tea
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Presentation of the Position Paper by Jens Eskelund
  • 17:30 – 18:00 Q&A session

PRICE: Participation Fee for this event is 230RMB for members, 400RMB for Non-members. The fee includes afternoon tea and food.

REGISTRATION: You can register by sending a registration email to this address: laura@dccc-shanghai.com. Please make the payment to following bank account or Alipay account before Monday, September 21st, 2020.

1) Alipay account: laura@dccc-shanghai.com

2) Account no:121931987610201

Account name: 上海上丹企业管理咨询有限公司

Branch name: China Merchants Bank Shanghai Hongqiao Branch (招商银行上海分行虹桥支行)

ELIGIBILITY: All of the employees of FBCS member companies can participate at our events with Membership privileges (discounted price, access to member only events). Please do not hesitate to forward this event invitation to your colleagues.

NOTE: Registration is binding and no-shows will be charged unless cancelled before Monday September 21st, 2020.


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  • September 16: Corruption and Internal Fraud
  • September 22: Scaling Leadership - The Complexity Antidote
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  • Jens Eskelund (Vice President at EU Chamber of Commerce in China)

    Jens Eskelund

    Vice President at EU Chamber of Commerce in China

    Jens Eskelund was born in 1970 in Aarhus, Denmark. He holds an MA in philosophy and has studied at University of Aarhus and University of Texas at Austin. He has also pursued studies in Chinese at Renmin University in Beijing. Coming to Beijing as a student in 1998, Jens Eskelund began his career in China as Commercial Officer at the Danish Embassy to China before taking on a position as Marketing Manager for Maersk Line in Beijing in 2000.

    He has since held positions as General Manager for Public Affairs for Maersk Line in China and later Director of Public Affairs for North Asia before assuming the current position as Managing Director at Maersk China Ltd., the investment company of the Maersk Group in China. Maersk China Ltd. is also responsible for engaging Chinese Government entities, institutions and trade associations on matters of policy, regulatory environment and business development on behalf of the companies within the Maersk Group. Jens Eskelund was elected Vice President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China in May 2019.

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