The cost of doing business with China


Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 09:30 – 11:00 (CEST – Brussels time)

Europe is in the process of introducing legislation requiring that companies carry out human rights and governance due diligence of their supply chains if they want to do business within the EU internal market. While the details of such legislation are still being defined, it is becoming clear that European companies will have to make significant changes in the ways they currently operate and ensure they comply with the new requirements. The webinar will explore the implications for European companies whose supply chains are based in China. It will also examine the issues of forced labour, the persecution of the Uyghurs and the role other countries in the region such as Taiwan can play as one of the alternatives to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The discussion is organised in cooperation with the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.


Miriam Lexmann, Member of the European Parliament, European People’s Party
Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress and Vice-President of UNPO
Roland Freudenstein, Policy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
Roy Chun Lee, Senior Deputy Executive Director, Taiwan WTO and RTA Center, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER)

Please register via WebEx here