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The EUCCC report was also critical about the tightening restrictions on the use of Internet and increased censorship.
The EUCCC's Wuttke said that despite their overall support for the anti-corruption campaign, his members have encountered such problems, particularly in areas like the southwestern province of Sichuan.
However, environmentalists say it has remained hard for the government to implement its policies effectively, something Chen himself has acknowledged in the past. And Joerg Wuttke, president of the EUCCC, told International Business Times recently that his group has called for local environmental protection agencies to be placed directly under central control, and centrally funded, in order to help them tackle local protectionism of polluting industries.
Therefore, EU companies are excluded from the essential part of the Chinese domestic market, which is worth more than one trillion euro annually, according to the EUCCC.
"Many of the pronouncements are encouraging," said Davide Cucino, president of the EUCCC. "However, despite repeated references to the need for comprehensive reforms, indications of movements on some highly significant reforms were lacking," he said.
"But little progress has been made since then," added the EUCCC last April.
"These targets match the long-established strengths and practical experience of European companies in management know-how, service provision and green' and advanced technologies," said the EUCCC. However, fresh regulations raise concerns that the green' sector will be partially sheltered from international competition in order to build up national champions.
Although similar reform discussions have taken place before, we do believe that both the language and level of these talks is at a higher level," Adam Dunnett, secretary-general of the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), told Europolitics.
Hence, the EU Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) say that the future treaty should include specific clauses on "pre-establishment" of investors, ensuring that not only would companies already established be granted protection, but so too would those that are considering entering the market.
Now it is the turn of SMEs," Piter de Jong, vice-chairman of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), said in an interview with the South China Morning Post.
An EU-China business summit will also take place on the sidelines of the leaders' meeting, with the participation of key European companies operating in China as well as the EU Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC).
EU businesses are increasingly sceptical that the regime will open up the country to the reforms it has pledged to the EU, according to a fresh report published by the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) on 30 May in Beijing.