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Chamber survey: euphoria fades into realism

How do you positively present waning optimism? With a hybrid statement: “Business outlook positive – unequal treatment and localization challenge German companies in China” That’s the headline of this year’s business confidence survey of German companies operating in China by the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK Greater China). “Realism replaced strong positivity,” the survey says. Euphoria is waning, but most companies generally expect business to remain positive. 96 percent want to stay in China, 71 percent want to invest more. On Tuesday, the AHK presented the survey data in Beijing.

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