The ECFA chairman brought a Association in Suzon



The ECFA chairman brought a visit to the chairman of the Friendship Association in Suzhou on Monday, november 19. Suzhou is the sister city of the city of Nijmegen. Suzhou is especially renowned for the beautiful gardens that are there. Especially the Garden of the humble administrator.

This is already the last Magazine of the year. A year in which a lot is organized for the members: everything is free for our members and the trip to Beijing at cost price! Next year, we are repeating the trip in which only 20 people to get involved because at that time the celebration of the 70 anniversary of China. Departure 28 september and returning 8 days later at a very low price: €995,– first come, first served basis. As soon as we get 20 people have close the registration! The price is inclusive of Flight, hotel, breakfast and excursions. On this trip will be an ECFA board member as a tour guide! Please registrate as soon as possible! 

In the first issue of the new year you will receive an activity schedule for the whole year 2019. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. May the best of your past bet he worst of your future

Your Chairman

Roy Ho Ten Soeng

The Prime Minister of China Li Keqiang is making his first official visit to the Netherlands

The Prime Minister of China Li Keqiang is making his first official visit to the Netherlands as Chinese premier. The Netherlands is one of the first western countries to establish diplomatic ties with new China and the two countries decided to build an open and pragmatic partnership for comprehensive cooperation during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit in 2014, said Li. At the China-Netherlands Business Forum 2018 in The Hague today, Li was the main speaker, together with the Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte and the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands Sigrid Kaag.

Patty Yuen


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (2nd L) arrives at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Oct. 14, 2018. Li Keqiang arrived here on Sunday for an official visit to the Netherlands at the invitation of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here on Sunday for an official visit to the Netherlands, the first by a Chinese premier in 14 years.

It is also Li’s first trip to the European country as the Chinese premier.

The Netherlands is one of the first western countries to establish diplomatic ties with new China and the two countries decided to build an open and pragmatic partnership for comprehensive cooperation during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit in 2014, said Li in a written statement upon his arrival.

As two large trading nations, China and the Netherlands are important trading partners for each other, he said, noting that he hopes the visit will further enhance political trust between the two countries.

He said he expects that through this visit, China and the Netherlands will discuss ways to comprehensively deepen and expand cooperation in various areas and cement consensus on safeguarding multilateralism, supporting globalization and promoting trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, so as to inject new impetus to cooperation and relations between China and the Netherlands as well as China and Europe and deliver more benefits to the people.

During his three-day stay, the premier will hold in-depth discussions with Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, and meet with Dutch King Willem-Alexander. He is also set to visit a hi-tech exhibition and address a business forum in The Hague.

The two sides are expected to sign a series of cooperation documents on aviation, energy and finance, among others, according to a press briefing by Chinese Foreign Ministry ahead of the visit.

It is the second stop of Li’s Eurasia trip from Oct. 11 to 19. He has paid an official visit to Tajikistan and attended the 17th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Dushanbe, and will fly to Belgium for the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit and a working visit.

Meeting THE BELT AND ROAD 22-6-2018



2018 The Belt & Road Europe China Collaboration • Leiden Forum

Venue: Holiday Inn Leiden
Time: Friday 22 June 2018
Chairman of Leiden Forum: Lord Mayor of Leiden Henri Lenferink (invited)

08:30 09:00 09:10 09:20

09:30 09:50 10:10 10:30 10:50

11:10 11:30

Registration and Coffee/Tea
Opening General Assembly Conference by the Forum Chairman Speech by the Chinese Ambassador (invited)

General Introduction: The Role of BNR Europe & China Collaboration Association, and the Next Work Plan. Key note speech by Liang TIAN, president of BNR Europe & China Collaboration Association

New Silk Road Linking China and Europe? Key note speech by Dutch Minister Emeritus (invited)

Paving the Way for BRI linking China and Europe. Key note speech by Jiping LI, Vice President Emeritus China Development Bank

How Hong Kong Gives Full Play to Its Advantages and Helps Develop BNR Initirative Key note speech by Mr. Yi YUE, Chairman Emeritus Bank of China Hong Kong;

China, Holland and Thialand: The Opportunities under the context of BNR. Key note speech by Bo HONG, CEO of BNR Business Line of C.P.G. Overseas Co., Ltd.

BRI and Its Significance in View of the Chinese Government, Key note speech: Chairman Jianhua WANG of China Industry-University-Research Institute Collaboration Association.


New Opportunities between Europe and China in Current Context. Key note speech: European parliament member, Mr. Lambert van Nistelrooij (invited)

11:50 Plate awarding ceremony of CIUR Europe office

12:00 Honorary consultant appointment ceremony

12:15 Panel Discussion with Panelists of Political and Business leaders from China and Europe. Invitee panelists: Mr. Guosheng Zhang, Commercial Counsellor Chinese Embassy; Mr. Henk Kool, Chairman Dutch Chinese Friendship Association and Vice Mayor Emeritus The Hague; Mr. Jan Olbrycht, Member of the European Parliament; Mr. Andrey Novakov, Member of the European Parliament; Mr. Jaap Smit, Kings Commissioner South Holland Province

13:10 Lunch

14:10 How High Tech Cooperation Lightens up the Silk Road, Speech Kuoqi Zhang, Professor TU Delft

14:25 The Belt and Road and its Logistics, Speech Arthur van Dijk, Chairman TLN (Transport Logistics Netherlands) (invited)

14:40 The Trend of International Trade in current context, Speech IuLiu Winkler, Member of the European Parliament, Vice Chairman of Committee on International Trade (invited)

14:55 Dutch Solutions and the Chinese Contribution to a Cleaner World, Speech by Herman Huisman, Ministry of Environment and Infrastructure

15:10 Hurdles of Rules and Culture Across the Belt and Road, Speech by Esther Maarsen, Partner Jomec-Lawslinked

15:30 Coffee/Tea

15:50 M&A and China and the Netherlands, Pitfalls and Their Solutions, Speech by Maarten Vijverberg, Partner Clifton Corporate Finance

16:10 Analysis of Real Estate Development and Recent Economic Situation in the Netherlands, Speech by Henk Jagersma, Urban director of Space and Economics at municipality of Amsterdam

16:30 Panel discussion with business leaders. Invitee panelists: Kuoqi Zhang (Professor TU Delft), Hans Klopstra (Karbonik), Ming Li (Hanergy Europe), Robbert Lambriks (Limburg Province and Maastricht Airport), Peter Pardoel (Cabooter, Euro-China Railway Line), Rob den Hartog (Netherlands Environment Technology Group), Maarten Vijverberg, Esther Maarsen, Zhisheng Huang (Professor of Vrij UniAmsterdam), Yirong Yang (Chairman & President of EcoGreen International Group)

17:30 Discussion and announcement of Leiden BRI Declaration 17:45 Group photos,Honorary consultant appointment ceremony 18:30 Cocktail match making


The Belt & Road Europe China Collaboration Association

The Belt & Road Dutch Research and Development Center

China Industry-University-Research Institute Collaboration Association

CNU Holding


Association of Chinese Investment Enterprises in the Netherlands

Innovation Quarter Vereniging Nederland-China

Economic & Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Embassy of PRC in Kindom of the Netherland

Europe China Power
EcoGreen International Group.,Ltd

De Stichting Landelijke Federatie Van Chinese Organisaties in Nederland

Jomec-Clifton M&A and Investment Jomec Laws Linked

Supported by:Holiday Inn Leiden

Why Chinese students in America should care about how they – and China – are perceived

In 1949, I resolved to travel to the United States to study. A childhood fondness for Hollywood movies and a fascination with Western culture helped spark this decision. While I was focused on how the US would live up to my imagination, the Ministry of Education reminded me that I would not just be representing myself abroad, but also the Republic of China.

I was instructed to behave as a model student and not allow China to lose face. After making this assurance, and fulfilling numerous other requirements, I was finally cleared to travel to the US. 

At this time, I was one of a small number of Chinese students studying in America. Altogether, there were 1,500 to 2,000 Chinese studying throughout the United States. The Chinese embassy was able to keep track of every student and monitor their behaviour, understanding that it could affect how Americans perceived China.

I was one of the last students from the Republic of China to travel from the mainland to the US in 1949; when the People’s Republic was founded, such educational ties between the mainland and the US stopped. After the end of the Korean war, students from Taiwan, where the Republic of China government now resided, began going to the US. These students were similarly instructed in their behaviour and well behaved. Relations between Chinese students and Americans were largely positive.

China-made large amphibious aircraft AG600 completes high-speed taxiing test


The crew and staff workers pose for photos after the first high-speed taxiing test on water of AG600, China’s independently-developed large amphibious aircraft, in Jingmen, central China’s Hubei Province, Oct. 1, 2018. The AG600 has successfully completed the high-speed taxiing test on water Monday. (Xinhua/Photo provided by Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd.)


Om samen op allerlei terreinen contacten met China te onderhouden. Zo zijn er vorig jaar ook reizen met docenten naar 4 Chinese steden georganiseerd met bezoeken aan scholen. De ECFA heeft in alle steden in China nu zusterorganisaties die wij kunnen raadplegen als dat van belang is. Het bestuur zal midden augustus weer een reis maken naar China en wel naar de provincie Guangdong. Hier zullen 4 steden bezocht worden en zijn wij te gast bij onze FriendshipsAssociations. In de stadsprovincie Shenzhen krijgen wij op de beurs ook een stand om producten uit Nederland onder de aandacht van Chinese ondernemers te brengen. Associé’s die innovatieve producten aan de man willen brengen zijn welkom!

Dit jaar heeft de ECFA al enkele lezingen doen verzorgen en een tentoonstelling georganiseerd in Hotels van Oranje in Noordwijk. Ook is de ECFA met een “praalwagen China” vertegenwoordigd geweest in de Bloemencorso in Noordwijk. Het optreden van de groep uit Nanking is ook door de ECFA georganiseerd in een uitverkocht Diligentiatheater. Associé’s hebben aan alle activiteiten recht op GRATIS toegang. U krijgt bij de ECFA waar voor uw geld! Zo simpel is het! Per 1 augustus trekt de ECFA in een nieuw kantoor in Amsterdam aan de Fogostraat 10 AmsterdamNieuwWest. In Shenzhen hebben wij al een kantoor in het Widanshopping Center op de 40e verdieping. Alle associé’s krijgen binnenkort de mogelijkheid tegen gereduceerd tarief bij een landelijk netwerk van Chinese restaurants te dineren.

Regelmatig krijgt de ECFA verzoeken vanuit China, aan de ene kant van steden die een zusterstadrelatie willen aangaan met een Nederlandse stad (de laatste aanvraag kwam van de stad Zhangye) en aan de andere kant vragen over samenwerking en innovatieve en hoogwaardige technologische ontwikkelingen (zoals DEZHOU in de agrarische sector). Ook ontvangen wij regelmatig verzoeken van Nederlandse bedrijven om hen te helpen bij het betreden van de Chinese markt. We zijn gevraagd om op zoek te gaan naar innovatieve bedrijven die een locatie zoeken in China om hun producten daar te laten maken, of die een joint venture willen aangaan met een Chinees bedrijf. Wij hebben sinoloog Boudewijn Poldermans bereid gevonden om deze zakelijke vragen namens de ECFA op te volgen op basis van een win-win overeenkomst. Hij is een ervaren zakenman en ondernemer die al 40 jaar op een breed terrein actief is in China en zowel in China als in Nederland bekend staat als een betrouwbare partner.

De ECFA nodigt u uit om associé te worden. De jaarlijkse bijdrage is €90. Een bedrijf betaalt €250,– Alle informatie wordt gratis verstrekt ; zowel mondeling als schriftelijk. Zakendoen met China wordt voor associé’s nu veel gemakkelijker! Hoewel het in de hele wereld minder is dan voorgaande jaren is de groei in China nog steeds 6.5%. Dat blijft ook de voorspelling voor komende jaren.

Ondergetekende geeft zich op als Associë van de ECFA en maakt z.s.m. €90 (een Bedrijf betaalt €200 per jaar) over op Bankrekening RABO NL 10 RABO 0301 1654 75.

Uitgangspunt is dat de bijdrage jaarlijks terug verdiend moet worden

  • Kostprijs op alle reizen
  • 10% korting bij een groot aantal Chinese Restaurants in heel Nederland
  • Chinees Nieuwjaarsviering in Amsterdam, Delft of Utrecht
  • Gratis deelname bij door ECFA georganiseerde symposia / congressen / lezingen over China
  • 5% korting bij aankoop van producten van een aantal Chinese Groothandelaren
  • Gratis begeleiding bij toetreden van de Chinese Markt d.m.v. ons netwerk in China
  • Bedrijfslidmaatschap (Associé) van slechts €150
  • Dagelijks China Daily (digitaal) om u op de hoogte te houden van de ontwikkelingen in China
  • Gratis dienstverlening bij aanvraag visum voor China