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The annual National People Congress of People's Republic of China (NPC) will be hosted from March 5th. On the day, China's Premier Li Keqiang will present the Work Report of Government which will give signals of the Central Government's plans for the coming year. As 2019 is the penultimate year of China achieving the Goal of Completing the Building of a Moderately Prosperous Society in all Respects, the Work Report may make 2019 an essential year for China's future.

A highlight of this year's NPC will be the review of China's new foreign investment law draft stipulated by the NPC Standing Committee on January 30. Once adopted, the law will replace three existing laws on foreign ventures. Once adopted, marking a new phase for a more open Chinese market to the world.

SwedCham Beijing would together with Austcham, Bencham, FBCB, SwissCham, CCI France Chine, European SME Centre, like to invite you to our upcoming Lianghui Outlook Breakfast hosted at the Opposite House on Thursday, March 7. The event will give a close reading of 2019 Work Report of Government and its indication of Chinese economic trends, along with the latest analysis of China's updated foreign investment law.


Philippa Jones is a regulatory and trade policy specialist and managing director of China Policy with over 30-year experience in China-related research and policy development. From 2004-9 Philippa was senior advisor at the EU-China Trade Project (EUCTP). She is also a former member of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and served as trade policy specialist at Beijing's Australian Embassy.

Richard Bartlett is the counsel of King & Wood Mallesons, and specializes in cross-border finance including project finance and acquisition finance. Prior to joining KWM he also spent several years as in-house counsel, including two years in China, with a large Australian bank where his practice areas included M&A, labour law, IT law and dispute resolution as well as project management, people management, reputation and brand protection and business strategy development.

Event Details

Time: 8:00am – 9:00am (Registration starts from 7:30am)

Date: Thursday March 7, 2019

Avenue: Bei Space, The Opposite House

Address: Taikoo Li Sanlitun North, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing | 北京朝阳区三里屯路11号

Cost: 250RMB for members, 350RMB for non-members








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