‘’Croatia is growing at the global competitiveness scales, which is proof that today is much easier to do business in Croatia. The Chinese economy is particularly interesting, not only because of its size but also because of its focus on R&D investment. That is why they are one of the global leaders in the number of innovations, which are the basis and key for further economic growth of all countries’’, emphasized Minister Horvat during his speech at the opening ceremony of the Croatian-Chinese Business Forum in Shanghai, which brought together representatives of Croatian and Chinese companies.