Sino-Dutch cooperation – Future relationship looks bright

China would like to work with the Netherlands and other EU countries to safeguard the multilateral trade system guided by the World Trade Organization and firmly support multilateralism and free trade, Premier Li Keqiang told visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on 12th of April. The international community is confronted with uncertainties and instability, and … Continue reading “Sino-Dutch cooperation – Future relationship looks bright”

URBAN-EU-CHINA partner ISINNOVA involved in HEART, call for one ESR re-opened

The IoT is a key growth business area for EU firms, which need to acquire competencies and skills for the exploitation of their innovation potential abroad. China is a key destination market, but products and solutions have to be tailored to the needs, behaviours and habits of Chinese consumers and to the specificity of the … Continue reading “URBAN-EU-CHINA partner ISINNOVA involved in HEART, call for one ESR re-opened”

The stage is set for China to eventually lead the world in green power

From China Daily: China’s cities are again seeing blue skies, urban pollution levels are declining and water and energy consumption per unit of GDP has dropped considerably. China has also become the world’s largest producer and installer of solar panels, and in cities like Beijing they are converting their coal-fired manufacturing and heating plants to … Continue reading “The stage is set for China to eventually lead the world in green power”

EUCCC VICE PRESIDENT ADDRESSES AT THE SEMINAR ON CHINA-EUROPE URBANIZATION AND INDUSTRY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE TOUR TO XIONGAN NEW AREA

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China Vice President Massimo Bagnasco led a delegation of member representatives to visit the Xiongan New Area and attend the Seminar on China-Europe Urbanization and Industry Sustainable Development – From Shenzhen Speed to Xiongan Quality. An exclusive tour was arranged to the Baiyangdian Water land, the construction site of … Continue reading “EUCCC VICE PRESIDENT ADDRESSES AT THE SEMINAR ON CHINA-EUROPE URBANIZATION AND INDUSTRY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE TOUR TO XIONGAN NEW AREA”

OPEN INNOVATION AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR SMART SUSTAINABLE CITIES

The role of Sino-Norwegian cooperation in the EU-China Partnership on Sustainable Urbanisation OPEN INNOVATION AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR SMART SUSTAINABLE CITIES Date: 15.00-18.00 Wednesday 18th April 2018 Venue: Mukamu Grand Ballroom, Xinjiang Plaza, 7 Sanlihe Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China 三里河路7号新疆大厦三层木卡姆宴会厅 On Wednesday 18th April 2018 15.00-18.00 the CAUPD and NTNU will organize and host … Continue reading “OPEN INNOVATION AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR SMART SUSTAINABLE CITIES”

Chinese Cities of Opportunities 2018 report

Innovation drives China’s regional coordinated development PwC has been cooperating with the China Development Research Foundation since 2014, to select cities in China as samples for further comprehensive comparison and study. This year is the fifth year they publish Chinese Cities of Opportunity. Chinese Cities of Opportunity 2018 features observations on 30 cities including Beijing and Shanghai, … Continue reading “Chinese Cities of Opportunities 2018 report”

News from the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

CHAMBER VICE PRESIDENT ADDRESSES AT THE GOVERNMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP OF MOFCOM Chamber Vice President Massimo Bagnasco was invited to share the Chamber’s experience and recommendations on the development zones and industrial parks in China with the government officials from Shanxi Province and Shandong Province, at the Government Training Workshop organized by the Ministry of Commerce … Continue reading “News from the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China”

ISINNOVA teaching Smart City design in Kazakhstan this summer, application deadline April 15 – very few slots remain!

The University of Milano-Bicocca, in partnership with ISINNOVA, Eurasian National University, Eventi Kazakhstan, and with the Division of Industrial Biotechnology at Chalmers University, has set up an International Summer School in Astana, Kazakhstan, which will provide a comprehensive view of the technologies, issues and resources relevant to the design of smart cities. The programme lasts 10 days and will run from … Continue reading “ISINNOVA teaching Smart City design in Kazakhstan this summer, application deadline April 15 – very few slots remain!”

Institutional restructuring in China

At the recently concluded first session of the 13th National People’s Congress in China, which is the national legislature of China, many very important changes to the country’s organization and administration were ratified, also pertaining to the country’s policies on urbanisation.  In general, sustainability, ecology and “green” was emphasized during the Congress, and urbanisation was … Continue reading “Institutional restructuring in China”