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Connecting with the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce: Interview with Chairman Mr Bert De Graeve.

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  Chairman: Keys to doing business in both cultures Editor’s note: As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Belgium from Mar 30 to Apr 1, Bert De Graeve, chairman of the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and also CEO of Bekaert Group, talked with China Daily reporter…

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Trumps of Flanders Cleantech Sector

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  Flanders, the heart of Europe and part of the second largest chemical cluster in the world, is home to some powerful Cleantech companies offering game-changing technologies that governments and organisations can use to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable industry and society, yielding…

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Interview with Mr Hudson Liu, Country Manager Belgium, Huawei

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Could you please describe the activities of your company in China and in Europe? Huawei is a well-known telecommunication company and our core business activity is providing telecom infrastructure and services to telecom operators. In other words, to give you a simple example, when you…

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The Port of Antwerp focuses on North China

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The Antwerp Port Authority organized a road show to north China: Tianjin, Qingdao and Dalian from 23 to 25 April. On 23 April, a seminar on how to reduce the supply chain cost to Europe was organized for the Chinese manufacturers and shippers in TEDA…

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Flanders-China trade and investment

Flanders-China trade and investment In 2013 Flanders’ exports to China reached €6.8 billion and its imports from China €11.28 billion, leaving a trade deficit of €4.48 billion. Flanders’ exports accounted for more than 90% of Belgium’s exports to China and slightly lower than 90% of…

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Zeebrugge, gateway to Europe

Zeebrugge, gateway to Europe Zeebrugge is a prominent port in Central Europe which supplies annually more than 50 million tons of goods. Almost all products that the consumer finds in the stores, transit through this port. During the last decade Zeebrugge has evolved into an…

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Watch ‘Think Flanders’ and see what makes a small region big

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Did you know that no less than 92% of total exports from Belgium to China originate from Flanders? Why are so many companies drawn to the northern part of Belgium? Watch ‘Think Flanders’ and find out about the big opportunities in this small region.

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Flanders & China in numbers

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China is looking to deepen its relationship with Belgium, acknowledging the country as the perfect gateway into Europe. As is clearly illustrated by the following numbers, Flanders as a region, already is a solid business partner of China.

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From left to right : Mr Bert De Graeve, Chairman, Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce (FCCC), CEO Bekaert, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang (now Premier), Premier Di Rupo, Mr Christian Reinaudo, CEO, Agfa-Gevaert, Mr Eric Versele, CEO, Barco.
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8 reasons why your investment in Flanders could be a hole-in-one

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During the 39th Ryder Cup, Flemish golfer Nicolas Colsaerts broke onto the international scene with a bang. The big-hitting rookie showed Flanders has a lot to offer. Discover 8 reasons why your investment in the region could also be a hole-in-one.

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“Man lives to realise his dreams and create value for society.”

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The FCCC talked with Li Shufu, Chairman of the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., the Chinese automotive manufacturing company that acquired Volvo Cars from Ford in 2010. Read the full interview here.

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