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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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What China’s Blockchain Development Means for Foreign MNCs

The integration of digital innovation with economic advancement has long been a key focus of China’s development strategy. Yet the unprecedented disruptions brought by COVID-19 has given fresh impetus to how technological innovation can be leveraged to boost China’s post-pandemic recovery and increase the nation’s economic resilience...
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India and China: Old Cold Borders, New Cold War

A military standoff between India and China in northern Ladakh, along a long-disputed border, has stirred up serious tensions which could have enormous geopolitical consequences for a world battling a pandemic for which many blame Beijing. The relationship between the world’s two most-populous nations can be seen through five different prisms, each of which is playing a role in deciding where ties are today and where they are likely to head in the future...
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China’s 2020 Two Sessions: What It Means for Your Business

China's Two Sessions opened on May 21 and served as an opportunity to demonstrate control over the pandemic and outline a blueprint for the country’s future development...
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The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area in 2020

While the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area plan has reached a number of milestones, it has faced several setbacks. Foreign companies that tailor their strategy to the plan’s ambitions and priorities are best placed to benefit from its ambitious agenda...
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Beijing’s COVID-19 Stimulus Will Be Aimed at Tomorrow’s Infrastructure

The greatest opportunity in this time of crisis are for companies to demonstrate their know-how and expertise through partnering in “new infrastructure” projects. Besides the potential to partner on large-scale endeavors, companies that are actively engaging with China will shape tomorrow’s infrastructure standards and lay the foundations for long-term success...
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