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2021: Risk and Opportunity for UK Multinationals in China

To make the most of the opportunities available in China, British companies should stay attuned to Chinese domestic policy directions emanating from the 14th Five-Year Plan, with industrial upgrading and green development areas where UK businesses have notable competitive advantages...
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EU-China CAI: Opportunities for EU Multinationals in China

On December 30, 2020, after seven years of dialogue, the European Union (EU) and China announced, the conclusion in principle of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). In a deal which is highly political in nature, which sectors of EU business stand to benefit the most?..
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Carbon Neutrality and NEV Growth in China: What’s Next for Foreign Players?

In September 2020, President Xi Jinping declared that China would be carbon neutral by 2060. This goal has provided fresh impetus to accelerate the development of China’s New Energy Vehicles (NEV) industry...
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What to Expect from China’s Climate Commitments in the Next Five Years

Although the full text of the 14th FYP will not be released until the Two Sessions in March 2021, certain themes have already been highlighted in the communiqué, which was issued in October 2020...
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China’s Education Sector: Key Trends and Opportunities for Foreign Companies

China has the largest number of international students in educational institutions globally, especially in the United States, the UK, Australia and Canada. Despite many students reconsidering their study abroad plans due to the health risks and travel restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ensuing geopolitical tensions, demand for international education remains high. ..
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What to Expect from China’s “Dual Circulation” Strategy

The Chinese Communist Party leadership recently came together at the Fifth Plenum to review and formulate the country’s next Five-Year Plan (FYP). This context provides insight into the role “dual circulation” will play in future reforms...
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Strange Bedfellows – EU and Chinese Dreams on Divergent Paths

Both the United States and China have been trying to engage Europe as a counterweight amid their rivalry. Despite China’s wish to sustain a cordial relationship, the EU’s harder stance towards China on a range of issues leaves more questions than answers...
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How Australian Businesses Can Prepare and Prosper in China

Australian businesses should consider pursuing a comprehensive public affairs and communications strategy to help them navigate the rough waters and maximise medium-long term advantages in the China market. Here are some high-level recommendations...
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Warning Signs: Geopolitical Headwinds for Multinationals in China

Despite the turbulence contributed by both the U.S. and China over the last few years to the bilateral relationship, China still presents significant commercial opportunities for multinational companies. However, companies must be able to navigate this heightening tension by establishing trust in a business environment increasingly being drawn into the political fray...
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China’s 5G Rollout: How Foreign Companies Can Benefit

By 2025, China is likely to be the world’s largest 5G market, with both public and private sector organizations in market demonstrating that virtually any industry can benefit from it. A glimpse at China’s 5G progress and applications can help foreign companies to understand how they can become part of the story...
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