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16th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business, 1-3 November 2018, Jakarta

  • Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business sets Agenda for Asian-German Economic Cooperation
  • Open markets create wealth
  • Cooperation in the field of innovation between Asian and European partners must be promoted

Press Release from 1 November 2018

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APA concerned: Impending shutdown of VPN tunnels in China impedes corporate activities there

  • Most German companies operating in China are affected by non-transparent regulations
  • Unhindered cross-border data traffic is crucial for internationally operating companies

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China must get serious about opening up its markets

  • Joint Venture constraint outdated
  • Exchange with Merkel and Li as part of the Chinese-German Economic Advisory Committee

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German industry wants to exploit chances in India. For this, the course needs to be set now.

  • Negotiate Free Trade Agreement again now
  • Market access in India remains difficult for German businesses
  • Criticism on the cancellation of the Indo-German bilateral investment treaty

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German Economy Calls for Next Stage of Market Opening in China

  • Equality of treatment must be guiding principle
  • Further reduction of existing investment barriers
  • Improvement of fair competition in third markets

Press Release, 9 October 2014


Visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping

German Economy Advocates Further Opening of Markets on the Occasion of the Visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping

  • APA asks for equal treatment of German and Chinese companies in both countries
  • German economy welcomes reform efforts of Chinese government and intends to contribute to China's sustainable economic development
  • Evening reception with President Xi Jinping and representatives of German industry in Düsseldorf on Saturday, 29 March 2014

Press release, 27 March 2014


Voith-CEO Lienhard assumes Chair position of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business

Hubert Lienhard, CEO of the German machinery company Voith, succeeded the longtime Siemens-CEO Peter Loescher on Monday, 3 February 2014, as Chair of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business.

Press release, 3 February 2014


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