Albeit the uncertainties along internationalization, The Netherlands and China are open to exchange of communication and goals, a mutual recognition of win-win cooperation, long-term orientation and common better-off has become the solution to many challenges ahead. On 27th June, The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid a working visit to China.
The Chinese Premier Li Keqiang exchanged interests of cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, innovation, clean energy, agriculture and third-party markets. China is also prepared to synergize with The Netherlands on such developments by providing an open, transparent, and non-discriminatory business environment reciprocally.
China is the third biggest country which has remarkable businesses in The Netherlands that have brought high volume of economic benefits and around 614 employment positions in 2018. Brexit pushed The Netherlands to a prominent position for international business, especially in investment, financial assets, media, pharmaceuticals, life science, logistics and health sectors.
Clean energy has gained an increasing popularity in many countries. This is particularly important in China as the government is actively working on environmental solutions from the air quality improvement and forestation in general to municipal garbage recycling scheme and renewable energy in specific. Topics on land restoration, air engines, green energy vehicles, tidal energy, biomass, noise prevention are becoming some notable key sub-sectors. China itself has the leading position in investing in clean and renewable energy businesses. In another 5 years, China will be in an ultimate leading position in solar energy investments, which will exceed that of the US over 100%. Investments in related fields in China are also appreciated and even encouraged by levels of governmental agencies.
A report in 2018 showed that the Chinese clean energy market has sustained stably. The International Energy Agency considers China’s transition to cleaner energy very positive with potentials. The governmental subsidies are gradually withdrawn as the sector grows rapidly. Hence a shortage and some urgent need of investment capital will surface. The main market trends of clean energy and clean tech industries are M&A, PPP mode, third-party operations, and digitization with big data. Amongst others, the third-party operation sounds the most feasible and the easiest for many foreign undertakings or investors. Additionally, foreign companies interested in merger and acquisition on clean energy are more appreciated in China when financing capacity is attached.
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