Sharp Talk: IIT Reform – Everything you need to know! on June 5th

Specifically, to help foreign individuals in China analyze and identify risks and challenges derived from China Individual Income Tax (IIT) reform and to better adapt to relevant changes, Ines Liu from DSA Beijing office will provide an in-depth analysis of IIT reform and its potential impact on foreign individuals in terms of new tax residency rule, six years rule, the new IIT withholding methodologies, three-year transitional policy, determination of China-sourced income and application of tax treaties.

For more information: Click Here


2nd Annual Nordic Dragon Boat Tournament 2019

We are repeating the success from last year and are hereby inviting you to the 2nd Annual Nordic Dragon Boat Tournament! Get ready to challenge your colleagues and Nordic friends to find out which Nordic country has the best dragon boat team!

On the morning of June 15th 2019, 20 teams from the Nordic community in Beijing will have the chance to compete against each other for the title of Nordic Champion! This is a great opportunity to brand your company and at the same time take part in a fun activity with your team before summer vacation starts. Dragon boat racing welcomes all ages and fitness levels, so don’t hesitate and join in on all the fun!

Spectators can follow the exciting events of the race while enjoying a nice breakfast. Get familiar with the sport of dragon boat while cheering for and supporting your favorite team! SAVE THE DATE and bring your friends and family for an amazing day with the Nordic community in Beijing!

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Welcome to FBCB’s Professional Women High Tea on April 27th

If you are a woman in decision making position and doing or interested in doing business in Finland Nordic-China sector, Finnish Business Council is delighted to invite you to this event. We will gather together once in a month to chat and share ideas with an interesting guest speaker while drinking tea and eating pastries. This time we will have Ms. Angela Yang, Director from China Investment Promotion Agency.

Please find details of the event HERE


2019 Women’s Economy Summit on April 10th

The Annual Women’s Economy Summit is the largest gathering of women leaders in the AmCham China community, with a mission to raise awareness of the key role women play in global economic development. The Summit highlights the importance of supporting women leaders and women entrepreneurs by encouraging them to collaborate with leading women’s organizations and corporations who are keen to share cutting-edge trends and best practices.

Please to see details invitation HERE.


Compliance in Procurement: Key Considerations on April 10th

European companies doing business in China encounter local perspectives and assumptions that make adherence to corporate compliance programs an ever evolving and challenging effort. Because of a highly competitive and culturally different operating environment, ensuring adherence to corporate ethics and compliance policies remains a key concern and challenge for European companies purchasing from China.

Practices that are normally considered unacceptable in Europe may not only be allowed in China, but may even be strongly encouraged by local cultural conventions. Such practices are especially manifested in the function of procurement.

Developing internal practices that take these norms into consideration while protecting a company’s legal obligations and reputation is a difficult process that requires balancing strongly competing interests.

We would like to share our experiences and help leadership and all employees across procurement, supply chain and adjacent functions to better understand the key considerations of an efficient corporate compliance program, the differences and discrepancies between parent company and China compliance and what should be borne in mind when procuring from Chinese companies.

Key topics that will be included in the presentation include:

  • Typical risk factors in terms of procurement compliance
  • Anti-corruption legal framework and tax laws in China
  • Recent enforcement activity against bribery in China
  • Common fact patterns
  • Mitigation and prevention measures, compliance training and monitoring techniques
  • Possible scenario and Best practices

For speakers’s intro and event details, please click LINK.


Welcome to FBCB’s Professional Women High Tea on March 30th

If you are a woman in decision making position and doing or interested in doing business in Finland-China sector, FBCB is delighted to invite you to this event. We will gather together once in a month with an interesting guest speaker. This time we will have Ms. Mulan Zhao,Leadership and Career Development Expert; Deputy Secretary General from China Association of Labor and Economics.

About the speaker: 

Ms. Mulan Zhao
Leadership and Career Development Expert; Deputy Secretary General
China Association of Labor and Economics

Ms. Mulan Zhao is a Peking University graduate, who advices enterprises, NGO and executives at Leadership & International Career Developement. She is a certified 4D Leadership lecturer with education background of Co-active Coaching from CTI, Mindfulness leadership from SIY, Emotional Intelligence, Group relations as well as facilitation skills.
She previously served as the Vice President and Head of Human resources at multinational companies and public institution under WPP, CAAC, Volvo Car Corporation.

Event Details:

Date:   Saturday, 30th March 2019
Time:   15:00 pm – 17:00 pm
Venue:  Kempinski Hotel, Rendez-Vous Bar&Lounge
Address: No 50, Liang Ma Qiao Road Beijing
Price: Members and Non-Members: 200 RMB
(large selection of tea, coffee, sweet and salty pastries are included)
Sign up: ulla.nurmenniemi@redorchidconsulting.fi or Wechat: UllaNurmenniemi

We are looking forward to seeing you!

See event invitation HERE.


FBCB Afterwork Evening on March 15th

After some six years it is time to revive the almost legendary FBCB Afterworks!

During the last year we have gotten several new members while also new people have joined the FBCB Community through existing members. We believe it is time to get together in a relaxing atmosphere after the office hours. What better place to do this than the almost Legendary Kerry Hotel Centro.

So join us on Friday March 15th and bring your colleagues for an evening of mix and mingle among the Finnish Business Community in Beijing.

At the end of the evening the new Centro Live Band will make its first appearance on stage.

For event details, please click LINK.


Provincial Visit to Jilin Lead by Ambassador Jarno Syrjälä on March 26-29

Team Finland invites you to join the visit on 26th – 29th March, 2019, led by Mr. Jarno Syrjälä, Ambassador of Finland to China. By taking part in this visit to Jilin, we offer you possibilities to discover business opportunities in winter sports and smart energy. Finnish Winter Sports Cluster and Smart Energy Finland Program jointly organize the visit and the program.

For more details information, please chick HERE.


Career Women Forward – Dialogue with New Zealand Ambassador on March 7th.

In celebration of the upcoming International Women’s Day, FBCB with AmCham China Women’s Professional Committee cordially invite you to attend the first G8 Inter-Chamber Series in 2019: Career Women Forward – Dialogue with New Zealand Ambassador to China, on March 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm at the New Zealand Ambassador’s Residence.

Click the event link HERE for more information.