Ethical Trade Norway

Production in China during and after Covid-19

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How has Covid-19 changed Chinese society and supply chains? And what are the risk factors companies sourcing from China should take into account when identifying and addressing risk for negative impact on workers’ rights? In this webinar we will hear from selected experts on country-specific risk and context developments from China.



13:00-13:15 Welcome and introduction by Ethical Trade Norway. Launch of our updated China Country Briefing.

13:15-13:45 “China during and after Covid-19” by Henning Kristoffersen.
Henning Kristoffersen is a social anthropologist and special adviser in the analysis and consulting company The Governance Group. He has worked with China for more than 20 years and has been stationed in Shanghai as Head of Government Contact in Asia for DNV GL, and as head of the Nordic Center at Fudan University. He has also led the China programs at BI Norwegian Business School. Henning has written the books “The New China” and “China’s Economy”, and has recently, for the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO), produced the report “Norwegian and European interests in China: Priorities in a demanding time”.

13:45-14:15 “The human rights framework for doing business with China” by Gerald Folkvord, Amnesty International.
Gerald Folkvord is Political Adviser at Amnesty International in Norway and responsible for Amnesty Norway’s work on China.

14:15-14:30 Q&A


A link to the virtual meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to the meeting.


Simen Høy Dypvik, Advisor Ethical Trade Norway