We support international companies and investors in China to make well-informed decisions ranging from hands-on acute issues to long-term strategic positioning. Sinolytics specializes where China is most challenging: at the nexus between policy and business. In our business consulting, we match deep know-how on China’s economic, financial, industrial and technology policies, and regulatory compliance with business expertise and market intelligence across sectors.
The Sinolytics team of China experts located in Beijing, Berlin and Brussels brings together perspectives from Europe and China. Day-by-day, we monitor and analyze the trends in China’s policy and business environment in the context of profound geopolitical shifts. We use in-depth research as basis for practical problem-solving, providing clients with concrete solutions for their challenges.
Established in 2018, Sinolytics has already helped more than 60 clients to better understand and successfully operate in China. Among our clients are MNCs, SMEs and investors from across all corporate sectors including several of the largest and most respected international companies.
2021 has been a busy year for Cybersecurity regulation in China. Highlights include:
- Personal Information Protection Law, published in August
- Data Security Law, published in June
- Regulation on Security Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure
- Trial Provisions for Data Security of Vehicles
Foreign companies in China face a broad range of new requirements, from data in autonomous driving to HR to industrial platforms. We provide our view on China’s regulatory framework and help companies build the right cyber and data strategies to navigate compliance risks.
This includes personal information protection, MLPS 2.0, cross-border data transfer, network products, encryption, critical information infrastructure, apps, and other issue areas.
The European mechanical engineering industry faces a complex economic and political business environment in China. Sinolytics conducted a joint study and survey with VDMA and Swissmem to assess the impact of China’s domestic policies and geopolitics on German and Swiss machinery companies.
The study finds that more than half of surveyed machinery companies see a high relevance of China’s 14th Five-year Plan for their business. They expect in particular to benefit from China’s greater emphasis on domestic consumption as primary growth driver under the “Dual Circulation” strategy.
As the largest CO2 emitter globally, China has announced its ambition in reaching its carbon emission peak by 2030 (the concrete roadmap is currently being drafted) and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060. To realize these two targets, China implements stricter environmental regulations with more effective enforcement in the 14th Five Year Plan. Further, the government adopts more market-based instruments such as the national emission trading system (ETS) to help guide market entities towards decarbonization starting with the power sector and about 2000 relevant entities.
“New infrastructure” has become a hot topic in China’s national economic policy agenda to fight the economic impacts of Covid-19. First conceptualized in late 2018, the initiative came to the fore in 2020, and is poised to be a primary growth driver for the Chinese economy for years to come, trillion CNY investments are expected in the next few years. It can be compared with the Belt and Road Initiative but is domestically oriented.
Given its importance, information about new infrastructure is scarce, fragmented, and fast evolving. Caixin Global Intelligence, a strategic advisory helping clients assess policy risk and macroeconomics in China, and Sinolytics have jointly produced a report diving deep into the initiative’s development, future trends and economic impacts, as well as potential opportunities and risks for investors, equipment and application providers, and policymakers.
China pursues an ambitious plan to create and operate global logistics networks. Under the umbrella of the all-encompassing Belt and Road Initiative, China’s government is forcefully advancing a set of policy objectives: build national champions in the logistics sector able to compete on the global stage, support China’s e-Commerce giants in building logistics hubs and connectivity, and invest heavily in a high-tech upgrading of its logistics sector. All of it flanked by comprehensive commercial diplomacy. State companies such as COSCO and China Merchants are heavily invested in European ports including Piraeus. They increasingly focus also on local intermodal solutions. E-commerce giant Alibaba extends its warehouse network all over the continent. Rail connections between Asia and Europe have more and more throughput.
New Cybersecurity policy development – Implementation of China’s Cyber Security Law is accelerating
Operating at the nexus of business and policy, we are advising companies from almost all business and industry sectors
Understanding the regulatory challenges of the system and get to know how to navigate and prepare in an effective way
Comprehensive analysis and expert assessments of status quo and future developments