The GCC • Shanghai is a membership organization for German companies and individuals actively engaged in the business community in China as well as the neighbouring provinces Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui. It is officially registrated in Beijing and consists of three equal regional chambers in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. Each chamber has its own localized setup to fulfill the requests of its members. The chambers are financed exclusively through membership fees and corporate sponsorship and receive no financial support from Germany. With more than 1,300 member companies, the German Chamber in Shanghai is one of the largest foreign Chambers in the country. It supports services to German companies in the development of their business and connects the business community through the monthly chamber meetings, through a variety of workshops on current and industry related issues as well as through regular social events.