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China Launches Local Network

(Beijing, 20 April 2009) - The Global Compact Local Network China was formally launched today as an independent organization with formal legal registration. The ceremony in Beijing was attended by a large number of business leaders, as well as senior government officials and civil society representatives. Global Compact Board member Chen Ying was confirmed as the first director of the new network.

Chinese companies have been engaged in the Global Compact from its inception. In recent years, a large number of both state-owned and private companies joined the initiative, bringing the total number of Chinese participants to over 200. More and more companies are implementing the GC and disclosing performance changes through the COP.

Global Compact in China


Meng Liu
Local Network Coordinator China
UN Global Compact