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March 2023

[Breakfast & Learn] Data Compliance Challenges and Countermeasures for MNCs in China

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
EY Office, Room 1603/1604, Level 16, Ernst & Young Tower, Oriental Plaza, No.1 East Changan Ave. Dongcheng District 北京市东城区东长安街1号东方广场安永大楼16层
Beijing, China

In recent years, data compliance has become a critical issue for multinational companies (MNCs) operating in China. As Chinese regulations regarding data protection become increasingly strict, MNCs face a growing number of compliance challenges related to cybersecurity and privacy. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in significant legal and financial consequences, as well as damage to a company's reputation.

To address these challenges, MNCs require effective countermeasures that can ensure their data is protected in compliance with Chinese regulations. This is where the expertise of professionals such as Chao Zuo and Meg, who are executives at Ernst & Young Technology Consulting in Beijing, come into play. With their experience in cybersecurity and privacy compliance, Chao and Meg can help MNCs navigate the complex landscape of Chinese data protection regulations and implement effective countermeasures.

During this event, Chao and Meg will share their insights on the latest data compliance challenges faced by MNCs operating in China, as well as the most effective countermeasures that can be implemented to ensure compliance.

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RAGA Election celebration at Capital Mansion

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Capital Mansion, No. 6 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China

We are delighted to invite you to our RAGA election celebration at Capital Mansion held on March 16, 2023 from 18:30 to 21:30. The venue for our upcoming event is the prestigious Capital Mansion located in one of the tallest skyscrapers in Beijing. This exclusive location is known to be the ambassadors and executive nest. The top floor include a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city, making it a perfect spot to gather and enjoy the evening with fellow members of the Swisscham community. Additionally, we are excited to announce that we will be offering a delicious Western style flying buffet with free flow of wine and beer. We are confident that the stunning location and rich banquet will make for a memorable evening celebrating the election of our board of directors. This event will follow the SwissCham Beijing Regional Annual General Assembly (RAGA), which will gather the re-elected and newly elected directors of the Board from SwissCham Beijing. Embassy representatives and honorary members as well as C level business leaders from the Sino-Swiss business network, as well as members of SwissCham China will be attending the event.

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SwissCham Beijing Regional Annual General Assembly (RAGA) 2023

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Capital Mansion, No. 6 Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China

We are delighted to invite you to our Regional Annual General Assembly (RAGA) held on March 16, 2023. The RAGA will be directly followed by our Swiss Traditional Dinner which is the perfect opportunity to celebrate with the re-elected or newly elected Board Directors, gather with other SwissCham members and friends, as well as enjoy a tasty dinner. The RAGA is reserved to members only. Non-members are all welcome to attend the Swiss Traditional Dinner following the RAGA.

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March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
分享嘉创意空间, 秀水大厦5层
北京, China

中国瑞士商会北京诚邀您参加我们与TEDDY WANG即将共同举办的沙龙活动,借此我们将深入探究激动人心的NFT领域世界与设计。最重要的是此次活动是免费的,并将于3月9日举行。请注意,此次活动将以中文形式进行。在当今的Web 3.0时代,世界正在迅速走向元宇宙,而时尚行业必须摆脱传统的限制。随着行业的不断发展,我们的目标是探索在时尚单品中的运用新的材料和结构的创新方式。加入我们,将有专属机会聆听来自Go-protocol、EmojiLoot、v3swap、Web3中文社区创始人崔津的演讲。崔津先生是国内区块链技术领域的头部KOL,Pancake swap技术顾问,此外崔先生是清华x-lab区块链创新教育计划智能合约讲师。他将诚挚的分享对NFT的潜力洞察以及对零售行业将带来哪些获益。了解如何利用NFT日益增长的潜力并在时尚行业探索发现令人振奋的新机会。此外,Teddy Wang与Viviane将分享及讨论"爱的礼物"的新概念,以及他们将如何利用NFT来结合时尚行业的新机遇。这将是一次独一无二的机会来参与一场信息丰富和引入入胜的讨论。活动结束后,您将有机会享用红酒并可以一睹TEDDY WANG的春季系列产品。不要错过这场独家活动,我们倾心期待着您的到来!

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[Webinar]Highlights of Customs and Tax Compliance for Cross-border Royalty Payments

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beijing, China

Most multinational corporations (MNCs) in China will use the technology and trademarks of offshore companies in order to conduct business in China. This often involves cross-border royalty payments, which have been a hot topic of concern for the customs and tax authorities. The issue of whether the royalty payments will be taxed by the customs and tax authorities and thus trigger double taxation is always a concern for MNCs in China. In addition, whether failure to declare royalties related to imported goods to customs in a timely manner triggers a customs investigation and, ultimately, whether administrative penalties will be imposed.

In this seminar, SwissCham is delighted to invite Philip Lazare, Partner at Shaohe Law Firm and Qin Zhu, Senior Associate at Shaohe Law Firm, to give some tips on the key points of customs and tax compliance that MNCs should be aware of in relation to cross-border royalty payments. The speakers will also give advice on how to avoid "double taxation" of cross-border royalty payments in China. Moreover, since there is a big difference in the way of thinking and approach between customs investigation and tax investigation, they will share their experience in assisting clients in responding to customs investigations of cross-border royalty payments.

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February 2023

[Supported Webinar] Post-Covid China and Foreign Business – Quo Vadis?

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Beijing, China

SwissCham is delighted to invite you to the upcoming webinar of stars webinar series in 2023: Staying in Dialogue with China. The first webinar will be held online on Friday, February 24th. For this occasion, stars Foundation Board Member Markus HERRMANN, Managing Director at China Macro Group (CMG), will be talking to Joerg WUTTKE, President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Member, stars International Board, Beijing, about China's economy post-Covid. This webinar has been supported and co-branded in cooperation with SwissCham China, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China, as well as Caixin Global as a media partner and the China Macro Group as a knowledge partner.

Now, with Covid restrictions lifted, businesses and investors wonder what 2023 might have in store, and how the Chinese economy will fare beyond 2023. Can we expect a quick recovery on the back of so-called revenge spending by consumers, largely contained to their homes in 2022? Does the Chinese government manage to restore confidence among consumers and businesses and stabilize capital and real estate markets? And what do these trends and developments mean for foreign businesses and their China strategies?

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[Webinar]China Economic Outlook with Credit Suisse

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Beijing, China

Since the government has eliminated the COVID restrictions in December, China's economy is looking to recover rather quickly in 2023. However, not all industries and sectors will see improvement right away. Construction and real estate have structural problems, while consumer spending remains a black box, since it is not clear how much of the savings are going to be spent in the recovery phase. At the same time, exports will likely not be a growth driver the way it has been in 2022 due to lower demand from overseas.

What can companies in China and firms around the world doing business with China expect from the year 2023? To break this down and provide a thorough analysis, we are delighted to have David Wang with us. David is the Head of Asia Economics (ex Japan) and the Chief China Economist at Credit Suisse. He joined the Swiss bank in 2018 and previously worked at the International Monetary Fund, Black Rock and Morgan Stanley.

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January 2023

[New Date] Sino-Swiss Economic Forum 2023

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NUO Hotel Beijing, NUO Hotel Beijing, 2A Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China

In view of the latest COVID-19 developments in Beijing and following the request from the Public Security Bureau, the Sino-Swiss Economic Forum, scheduled for December 13, 2022, in the NUO Hotel Beijing, has been postponed to January 18, 2023.
Your registration will automatically be applied to the rescheduled event. The latest information will always be available at and on our WeChat Official Account.
Please take a moment to let us know if you have any questions or requests regarding your registration or sponsorship by contacting the person in charge of the forum:
Mr. Guillaume Joyet
Phone: +86 135 20533897
We look forward to hosting you soon!

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[Members Only Workshop] What lies ahead? An Economic Outlook in 2023

January 10 @ 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
German Center, 北京市朝阳区东方东路19号drc亮马桥外交办公大楼d1座1101a室德国中心
Beijing, China

We are glad to invite you to our first workshop of the year, "What lies ahead? An Economic Outlook in 2023". Mr. Martin Matter, Head of the Swiss Embassy's Economic, Finance, and Trade Section, will present the Embassy's updated China Economic Report 2022, published in December. Following the presentation, there will be a roundtable discussion with the Swiss Embassy and SwissCham Members about the economic outlook for 2023 and the challenges that Swiss companies face in China. Both parties will be able to ask questions, exchange views and share their opinions. We will not record the roundtable discussion and will adhere to the Chatham house rule. We'll then continue the conversation over a cocktail reception, where you may try some finger foods and wines.

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December 2022

Swiss Christmas Gathering

December 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - December 23, 2022 @ 1:00 am
NUO Wangjing (Lido), 北京市朝阳区将台路甲2号
Beijing, China

Christmas is a time of cheer, with fun and food at this special time of the year. SwissClub and SwissCham cordially invite you and your family to our Christmas Gathering. From 18:30 untill late, on Thursday, 22 December, 2022. The event is taking place at the NUO Hotel, N'Joy Restaurant to enjoy a delicious Christmas Buffet, free flow of wine and the fantastic lucky draw! (Casual holiday attire)

As the holiday season opens, we want to start it off in grand-style, therefore we have reserved for you some highlights which will make the night unforgettable. Starting from a Gourmet Christmas Buffet and a wonderful selection of wine, which will be available unlimited. Followed by the glorious annual lucky-draw with fantastic prizes to win. Finally for late night owls we will be hosting an after-party in the Nuo bar surrounded by a stunning view!

Members of the Swiss Club, the Board of Directors, and friends of SwissCham we are thrilled to host you at our gathering to enjoy together a warm and relaxing evening in full Christmas Spirit.

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