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  • EU Concerns about the Human Rights situation in China (24/05/2016) Press Release 25/05/16

    EU Concerns about the Human Rights situation in China (24/05/2016)


    Recalling their joint statement of 29 January, the European Union and its Member States are glad to learn that lawyer Zhang Kai and legal assistant Gao Yue have been released from criminal detention. However, a large number of human rights lawyers and defenders connected to the 9 July 2015 crackdown are still held in custody or kept incommunicado. Accusations of ‘subversion of state power’ or incitement to subversion deny the nature of the work of these human rights defenders, which involves advocating the promotion and protection of rights guaranteed under the Chinese Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...

  • Quatrième et cinquième journée de la mission économique en République populaire de Chine Press Release 09/05/16

    Le 5 mai 2016, l’avant-dernière journée de la mission économique en République populaire de Chine, présidée par S.A.R. le Grand-Duc héritier, accompagné de S.A.R. la Grande-Duchesse héritière, et conduite par le Vice-Premier ministre, ministre de l’Économie, Étienne Schneider, a été essentiellement consacrée au secteur automobile.
    Dans ce contexte, Leurs Altesses Royales et le Vice-Premier ministre, ministre de l’Économie se sont rendus à Shanghai International Automobile City pour visiter le Shanghai Auto Museum, qui démontre à travers 70 véhicules les différentes étapes de l’évolution du secteur automobile. Par la suite, un accord de coopération a été signé entre Luxinnovation, l’agence luxembourgeoise pour la promotion de l'innovation et la recherche et Shanghai International Auto City. À l’instar du futur Luxembourg Automotive Campus qui sera établi à Roost, la zone industrielle de Shanghai Auto City est axée sur la R&D dans le secteur automobile. La délégation officielle s’est rendue par après du centre de recherche de la marque autombile MG, rachetée par SAIC en 2007, et qui sera prochainement réintroduite en Europe...

  • Trade Mission 2016 - First Day in Hong Kong Press Release 04/05/16

    Monday 2 May 2016 marked the first day of this year's trade mission in China headed by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince in presence of Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess and led by H.E. Mr. Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy.

    The mission kicked off with a reception in Hong Kong assembling the Luxembourg business delegation and the Grand Ducal business community based in Hong Kong. Thirty representatives of the Hong Kong-based Luxembourg community were present for the occasion to exchange views with those in attendance...

  • THE LUXEMBOURG RENMINBI FORUM 2016 June 15 Press Release 26/04/16

    on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 in Luxembourg


    The third edition of the Luxembourg Renminbi Forum will once again bring together high-level speakers and industry practitioners. This year, the Forum will address China’s current steps to reform its market economy in the context of an overall global economic slowdown. Renowned international experts will, moreover, discuss the different channels for foreign investors to access the Chinese market as well as options open to Chinese investors to invest abroad. Further topics on the agenda include the new role of international stock exchanges in supporting the internationalisation of the Chinese currency, as well as corporates’ appetite to tap into the offshore RMB pool.


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  • Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi in Luxembourg Press Release 18/04/16

    Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi was in Luxembourg on 15 April and met leaders to discuss how to broaden cooperation between the two countries in new industries and traditional areas.

    Yang held separate meetings with Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, President of the Chamber of Deputies Mars di Bartolomeo and Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn.

  • Luxembourg City - Safest City on Earth according to MERCER's recent survey Press Release 24/02/16

    Despite recent security issues, social unrest, and concern about the region’s economic outlook, European cities continue to offer some of the worlds’ highest quality-of-living, according to Mercer’s18th annual Quality of Living survey . Safety, in particular, is a key factor for multinationals to consider when sending expatriate workers abroad, and Mercer's recent survey clearly shows that Luxembourg is the safest city worldwide.

    Mercer’s survey is probably one of the world’s most comprehensive, and is conducted annually to enable multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments.

    Living conditions are analysed by Mercer according to 39 factors, grouped in 10 categories:Political and social environment, Economic environment,Socio-cultural environment, Medical and health considerations, Schools and education, Public services and transportation, Recreation, Consumer goods, Housing and Natural environment. This year’s ranking includes 230 of these cities.

    Despite economic uncertainties, Western European cities continue to enjoy some of the highest quality of living worldwide; they fill seven places in the top-10 list. Vienna continues to lead the ranking and has done so in the last seven published rankings. Luxembourg is tied to the 19th place when it comes to the highest quality of living.

    In terms of personal safety, Luxembourg tops the list and is followed by Bern, Helsinki, and Zurich – all 2nd.

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