The Chinese government plays an important and influential role in the Chinese economy and in business activities. Whereas the central government makes fundamental policies such as the Five-year plans and determines the scope and framework of the economy and society, it is the regional (provincial and municipalities) governments that usually have large influence on concrete projects. Therefore, a healthy friendship relation with local governments can be very beneficial to certain projects or businesses, especially for SME foreign companies.
The Netherlands maintain good governmental relations with China, from the top level all the way to city and county level. Apart from bilateral diplomatic relations and multiple national agreements, 26 Dutch provinces and cities have established friendship relations with their Chinese counterparts. This kind of governmental support has significantly contributed to the success of Dutch companies’ business interests in China.
Since 2012, Dutch Sino Business Promotions has been selected as the service provider of Province of Zuid-Holland, in order to maintain its China activities. In addition, Dutch Sino Business Promotions regularly works for the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Rotterdam Municipality, Westland Municipality, Lansingerland Municipality and semi-governmental organisations such as Innovation Quarter, Port of Rotterdam, etc. and has established good working relations with the Dutch Embassy, Consulate and NBSO offices in China.
Over the years, Dutch Sino Business Promotions has built up a large network among Chinese governmental organisations as well, including the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands, the Province of Hebei, the Province of Yunnan, the Municipality of Shanghai, Shanghai Pudong New Area, Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), Xiong’an New Area, the City of Dezhou, etc.
The fast economic development in China last twenty years leads to enormous environmental challenges. Everybody has heard of or experienced the serious smog haze generated by coal- fired power plants and huge traffic jams in Chinese cities. But how about other pollution and problems that we can not see with our eyes, such as soil & (ground) water contamination, ground subsidence due to huge extraction, vegetables growing on contaminated land with an overdose of fertilizers and pesticides?
Furthermore, economic boom has gone hand in hand with rapid urbanization. In the 1950s, 13% of China’s population lived in the cities. By 2010, the urbanization rate had grown to 45%; it’s estimated to reach 60% by 2030. 25 of the world’s largest 100 cities are in China.
In China the importance of facing the country’s challenges has been recognized now for some years. Most of all Chinese authorities realize that social stability and a healthy environment are interconnected, and need to be addressed from the early stages of industrial, agricultural and real estate development.
Dutch environmental, water and sustainable solutions have gained world recognition and can be well applied in the Chinese market with win-win results.Dutch Sino Business Promotions have a great understanding of this specific field and well-built network.
We connect two worlds in this field of business by guiding companies visits, introduction & match making, in-depth consultancy services (technology transfer, M&A) and manage consortiums.
The focus of the economic development in the past 20 years has mostly been on the industry and services sector. While the Chinese economy overall has been booming, the agriculture sector has been lagging behind for years. However, China is now developing its agriculture sector rapidly, partly stimulated by food scandals and the rapid urbanization creating challenges for the rural hinterland to supply the cities with safe and healthy food. Policies targeted on up-scaling and modernizing the sector are implemented.More and more high-tech greenhouses are appearing and more and more knowledge is gained in operating them.
In the 13th five-year plan, China’s policy makers have explicitly put a lot of emphasis on modernizing the agriculture and horticulture sector. Especially innovation (focusing on IT), rural income and sustainable production are key elements and the government invests a lot in these measures, mostly in the form of subsidies for innovative agri-horticulture projects.
Dutch Sino Business Promotions has built up a lot of experience in the agri-hortisector. We connect the state-of-the-art Dutch horticulture technologies and business with investors, governments and organizations from China by guiding companies visits, introduction & match making, in-depth consultancy services (market reports, M&A) and manage consortiums.