Confucius Institutes are centres for the promotion of Chinese language and culture. The first institutes were set up in 2004 as non-profit organisations. There are currently more than 500 Confucius Institutes in over 140 countries worldwide. In 2016, an agreement between the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) – the Chinese Government department responsible for promotion of Chinese language overseas – and the University of Luxembourg together with Fudan University in Shanghai has led to the establishment of a Confucius Institute at the University of Luxembourg. The Confucius Institute at the University of Luxembourg is dedicated to promoting the development of the Chinese language and culture, not only within the University but also across the country, especially at educational, cultural, economic and scientific level. This commitment can be seen as part of a broader approach to further mutual understanding and strengthen bilateral relations between China and Luxembourg.
The Benelux Chamber of Commerce – BenCham – is the most active Benelux business platform in China. Its members, leading companies from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, share an active interest in developing trade and business in China. It is the only Chamber of Commerce that is officially recognised and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in China. BenCham has been growing at a steady pace since it was established in 2001. It currently contains 3 chapters; Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou (Pearl River Delta). It is the prime platform for the Benelux business community to get together.
The EU SME Centre is a European Union initiative that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), getting them ready to do business in China. Our team of experts provides advice and support in four areas – business development, law, standards and conformity and human resources. Collaborating with external experts worldwide, the Centre converts valuable knowledge and experience into practical business tools and services easily accessible online.
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