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Q&A Human Resources Policies for the Epidemic Period
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Q&A Human Resources Policies for the Epidemic Period

Q&A: Human Resources Policies for the Epidemic Period 

The PRC Government has started a series of national and local policies, aimed to support Small Medium Enterprises during this difficult time.

Barbatelli & Partners has prepared a Q&A document about HR policies and employment management during the Epidemic Period.

The document includes:

1) Enrolment of Employee

2) Labor Contract Management

3) Salary

4) Medical period and work injury

5) Holiday Management

6) Working hours and Overtime working

7) Safety Mangaement

Click on the link below for the entire document -

Q&A Human Resources Policies for the Epidemic Period

“Italy has to stay united and beat the crisis!” Cristiana Barbatelli on VareseNews.
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“Italy has to stay united and beat the crisis!” Cristiana Barbatelli on VareseNews.

‘Italy has to stay united and beat the crisis’

 

Recently, the coronavirus outbreak, originated in Wuhan, has reached the little cities of Northern Italy, scaring many towns into lock-down.

 

Varesenews.it, an online newspaper from Varese, Lombardy, contacted our CEO, Cristiana Barbatelli, to ask her about her thoughts on the situation. They contacted our CEO due to her close relation to Varese, as her family is living there now, while she returned to China on the 2nd  of February.

 

Key points from the interview:

 

Why did you decide to return to Shanghai?

I decided to be there for my colleagues and fight this crisis with them.

 

How was the re-entry?

The situation was very hard and heavy (…) To return to work on the 12th of February, we had to prove that we had completed the 14 day quarantine.

 

Before that date, what could you do?

The two weeks before that date were very sad. We stayed at home as much as possible (…) I only left the house to buy food. (…) The ‘Salotto con Vista’ group chat I created, with other professionals, kept me alive: we talked, we laughed, we exchanged information and updated eachother.

 

How was Shanghai?

The city was empty. At 18, everything was closed.

 

How did the Chinese react?

A magnificent discipline, seriousness and coherency (…) national unitement.

 

What type of controls were happening?

Temperatures were taken at the entrances of home and work. They took your temperature outside the supermarket and you could not approach the cashier, if you were not wearing a mask.

 

How is it going now?

Since last week, things have become much better, in Shanghai at least. Some restaurants and shops have reopened. We work in the office with masks and our temperature gets taken twice a day.

 

How do you see the future of China after a crisis like this?

Living through SARS, 17 years ago, I have no doubts. China will exceed this crisis and beat the virus, it will take months, but they will do it. And we will do it too.

 

And Italy?

To who asks about the economic impact of this crisis, I respond that (…) we must find a way to have new solutions for work and new business models that work in the future even in these type of conditions.

 

What do you think of the relationship of our countries?

The economy will restart after the epidemic and with this fast push, we will work faster and win over our fears, the hesitations of our clients and our own hesitations.

 

What advice would you give Italy?

Italy (…) should use the same measures implemented by the Chinese population, believe in the results and fight the virus. The discipline of a population and the common motivation will create hope and positivity.

 

“ I am sure that we will do it, and also for us, this hell will finish”

 

Check out the entire interview here:

https://www.varesenews.it/2020/02/litalia-deve-stare-unita-battera-la-crisi/904269/

China Response to Novel Coronavirus: Live Updates, Municipal Policies and Measures
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China Response to Novel Coronavirus: Live Updates, Municipal Policies and Measures

China Response to Novel Coronavirus Outbreak: Live Updates, Municipal Policies and Measures

While the Novel coronavirus continues to keep China stalled, the PRC Government has started a series of national and local policies, aimed to support Small Medium Enterprises during this difficult time.

Barbatelli & Partners has prepared a thorough analysis of these measures, as well as other info in this Live update.

Given the unpredictability of the situation, it is important to note that some info can be updated during the completion of the doc. We will do our best to keep updated the pdf quickly in order to provide the best information. 

The document includes:

1) The policies in support of SME in the following cities:

Shanghai 

Suzhou 

Nanjing 

Ningbo 

Beijing

Chongqing

Guangdong

Hangzhou 

2) Q&A section on practical situations about delayed return to work in Shanghai 

3) Global Health links for monitoring Coronavirus live status

4) List of Italian Embassies and Consulates in China

 

Click on the link below for the entire document - 

B&P Coronavirus update

On 10th December B&P was given “Creatori di Valore” award.
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On 10th December B&P was given “Creatori di Valore” award.

Award by Fondazione Italia Cina, to a fantastic team, Barbatelli and partners!

Creatori di Valore! 

"We did a good job guys, let’s go for our next goal. I think we’ll do better and better if we just stay focused and dedicated and if we never forget to love what we do.

This has been my life goal all along!"

To give more value to Italian Companies in China means that they will help create more value for China!

We do things seriously! 

B&P Staff.

Contact us for more info at: info@barbatelli.net

‬Cristiana Barbatelli on Sky TG 24 during Salone del Mobile Milano Shanghai
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‬Cristiana Barbatelli on Sky TG 24 during Salone del Mobile Milano Shanghai

On 28th November, an interview with Cristiana Barbatelli, CEO of Barbatelli and Partners on Sky TG 24 during Salone del Mobile Milano Shanghai!

 

B&P is honored to have attended the inspiring showrooms at the exhibition! The event was a memorable Italian lifestyle experience, the visitors were surrounded by wonderful interior designs made by Italian artists.

Contact us for more info at: info@barbatelli.net

July 2019 – Barbatelli & Partners and its team organized Salotto 360’s second event.
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July 2019 – Barbatelli & Partners and its team organized Salotto 360’s second event.

July 2019 - Barbatelli & Partners and its team organized Salotto 360’s second event.

In July, Barbatelli & Partners and its team organized Salotto 360’s second event. Salotto 360 aims to keep people connected and stimulated with interesting topics. The latest event was based on the subject of Human Archetypes. We analysed psychogenealogical studies with psycologist Dr. Bibiana Rueda Bueno, who explained to us the basics of archetypal structures and how they present themselves in Family and at work.

Barbatelli & Partners thank all the people who participated and contributed to creating such a successful event!
We sincerely thank our event sponsors: Gianluca, Evian Water, Simone Semprini of WM Fine Wines, and Funkadeli for providing quality food.

23rd July 2019 – “CICC Business Survey 2019 second edition”.
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23rd July 2019 – “CICC Business Survey 2019 second edition”.

23rd July 2019 - "CICC Business Survey 2019 second edition”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Italian chamber of commerce in China, CICC, in association with Assolombarda, organized a meeting discussing the results of “CICC Business Survey 2019 second edition” at the headquarters of Assolombarda in Milan, It was created to analyze the composition of the Italian business community in China and probe the perception of Italian companies’ outlook in the country.

The speakers at the event were: Davide Cucino, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China; Guido D. Giacconi, Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China and President In3act; Filippo Fasulo CeSIF Director at the Italy China Foundation.

The results of the research showed the current trend of Italian companies in China, talking about important points, such as: the healthy industrial community, EBIT and EBITDA implemented for the evaluation of the companies, FDI current situation in China, import-export practices, the lack of research and development in Italian companies, the IPR, the new environmental protection law, the labor cost and the future prospective that seems to be positive for the Italian community in China.

Talking about sectorial opportunities, Fabrizio Grillo of Bracco, discussed the current situation and strategies implemented by the mulmultinational Bracco in China.

During the meeting, there was a chance to network and debate. The supported debate arguments mainly cantered around the 2025 Made in China for the “China manufacturing” and the BRI, Belt Road Initiative.

B&P attended the events, for more information contact us at: info@barbatelli.net

 

Milan, 5th July 2019 – Italy’s stock exchange organized a seminar focused on the Belt & Road Initiative.
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Milan, 5th July 2019 – Italy’s stock exchange organized a seminar focused on the Belt & Road Initiative.

Milan, 5th July 2019 - “Borsa Italiana”, Italy's stock exchange, organized a seminar focused on the Belt & Road Initiative - ITALY AND THE NEW SILK ROAD.

The seminar program was divided into various topics addressed by various speakers of relief in Italy and China. The seminar introduced the initiative from a general point of view, addressing current developments in China and diving deeper into specific aspects of the initiave.

An important point that was discussed is the current and future role that Europe will play and relatedly explaining the opportunity and role Italy will be partaking in this global Initiative.

June 30th 2019 – Updated Negative Lists regarding foreign investment in China.
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June 30th 2019 – Updated Negative Lists regarding foreign investment in China.

June 30th 2019 - Updated Negative Lists regarding foreign investment in China.

On June 30th the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce published two updated negative lists regarding foreign investment in China.
The negative lists show the sectors in which foreign investment is restrained. One list is applicable to free trade zones and the other one is applicable to the rest of the country. The reduction of the “negative” list items shows that China is promoting a greater market for foreigner investors and at the same time also that less and less industries are restricted.
The list applicable to the FTZ has restricted business for 8 industries thus reducing the total industry count from 45 to 37.

Limitations for foreign investments have been removed in the following sectors:

  • Fishing in geographic aquatic areas under China’s jurisdiction and inland waters;
  • Exploration and mining of molybdenum, tin, antimony and ­fluorite;
  • Publication printing;
  • Xuan paper and Chinese ink ingot Production;
  • Construction and operation of pipeline networks for gas and heat in cities with the population over 500,000 persons;
  • Domestic shipping agency;
  • Development of wildlife resources originating in China under State Protection;
  • Construction and operation of cinemas.

The list applicable in the rest of the country has been reduced from 48 to 40 industries.
The businesses sectors removed from the negative list are:

  • Exploration and exploitation of oil and natural gas;
  • Exploration and mining of molybdenum, tin, antimony and ­fluorite;
  • Production of Xuan paper and Chinese ink ingot;
  • Construction and operation of pipeline networks for gas and heat in cities with the population over 500,000 persons;
  • Domestic shipping agencies;
  • Development of wildlife resources originating in China under State protection;
  • Construction and operation of cinemas;
  • Performance brokers.

New updated negative lists:
Special Administrative Measures for Access of Foreign Investments (Negative List) (2019 Edition)

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/02e245_6700578467574b92953cadc36e625bc2.pdf

Special Administrative Measures (Negative List) for Foreign Investment Access in Pilot Free Trade Zones (2019 Edition)

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/02e245_fd0b85b2ddd7451881d7eb999222021f.pdf