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China’s 2021 Two Sessions and Its Impact on Multinationals

Get APCO's analysis of the Two Sessions, including analysis of the 14th Five Year Plan and details on the impact on multinationals. ..
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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 “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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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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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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