13 January 2017, Beijing - The EU SME Centre Advocacy Manager Mr Xavier Sans Powell and the Secretary General of the European Chamber of Commerce in China Mr Adam Dunnett met with China’s MIIT SME Bureau Director General Mr. Ma Xianghui, Director of Policy Planning Mr. Zhang Haiying and Division Director of International Cooperation Ms. Lian Li.
During the meeting, Adam Dunnett introduced the EU SME Centre and its SME advocacy platform. MIIT thanked the Centre and the Chamber for the cooperation in subjects as the revision of the SME Promotion Act and participation in the 6th and 7th EU-China SME Policy Dialogue.
The two parties discussed the ongoing revision of the SME Promotion Act and its guiding role for future legislation and policymaking of pertinent Ministries and government bodies at all levels. The meeting also touched upon the SME Development Fund and the access of European SMEs to the funds. The meeting ended on a positive note where the two sides agreed to continue the open and constructive communications that have been established over the past years.