Sinolytics is a European research-based consultancy entirely focused on China working at the nexus between policy and business.

"We distill the essence of Chinese policies and regulation for our clients." Partner Mirjam Meissner Our Team "I enjoy understanding China from a different perspective." Consultant Hailin Wang Our Team " I love navigating our clients through China's policy-driven economy " Director Luisa Kinzius Our Team " We provide answers to concrete operational or strategic questions of MNCs creating unique value-add for our customers’ China operations. " Consultant Martin Catarata Our Team "I love helping our clients achieve their goals in China." Project Leader Dr. Camille Boullenois Our Team

Sinolytics is a client-serving agile boutique consultancy with offices in Berlin, Zurich and Beijing. We blend in-depth research with a management consulting approach to value delivery.

Sinolytics operates at the nexus of business and policy and analyzes China’s economic, industrial, social, S&T, financial and trade policies. We concentrate on the opportunities and challenges arising from China’s rapid technological and digital transformation.

We help more than 50 clients understand and operate successfully in China. Among our clients are MNCs, SMEs and investors from across all corporate sectors including some of the largest and most respected foreign companies operating in China​ as well as public sector agencies​.

We parse and monitor regulatory compliance such as cybersecurity and data protection, environmental impact and cscs on foreign business.

We empower our clients` well-informed China strategy and intelligent decision-making.

Sinolytics Insights

Study on China Politics and Impact on the Mechanical Engineering Industry with VDMA and Swissmem

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.

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Sustainability and “green development” under China’s 14th FYP

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.

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Monitoring China’s “New Infrastructure”

“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.

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Focus: Logistics

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.

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New Cybersecurity policy development – Implementation of China’s Cyber Security Law is accelerating
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Industrial Policy

Operating at the nexus of business and policy, we are advising companies from almost all business and industry sectors
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Regulatory Compliance

Understanding the regulatory challenges of the system and get to know how to navigate and prepare in an effective way
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Comprehensive analysis and expert assessments of status quo and future developments
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