The geopolitical landscape is shifting. As the US focuses inwards, China is emerging as the champion of globalisation and trade. It has introduced financial reforms, is promoting the remnimbi as a global currency and has ambitious plans to create 'one belt, one road,' a vast economic corridor covering 65 countries, spreading from China through Central Asia to Europe. We have been in mainland China for over 30 years and are helping clients to identify challenges and opportunities and the issues and trends that will have a significant impact on their businesses.
PRC regulatory approvals/filings required for Chinese outbound investment
The Chinese government has published a set of outbound investment guidelines aimed at regulating “irrational” overseas acquisitions by restricting investments in sectors such as real estate, hotels, movie studios, entertainment and sports clubs. You can read about the implications here.
How China is building a global currency
Paola Subacchi of think tank Chatham House discusses the future of the renminbi. Read more here
Brexit, Trump and other shocks to the system
George Magnus and economist and Associate at the China Centre at Oxford University discusses Trumponics, the rise of populism and the growing influence of China on the world order. Read more here
China's one belt, one road: challenges and opportunities
China's one belt one road (OBOR) initiative unveiled by President Xi Jinping in 2013 aims to restore the country's old land and sea trade routes and to boost economic connectivity between Asia, Europe and Africa. It covers 65 countries and six economic corridors accounting for two thirds of the world's population and one third of the world's GDP. Here Clifford Chance experts look at the opportunities it offers and some of the challenges for investors. Read more here.
The impact of Trump and Brexit on global trade, global businesses and their supply chains
Global trade policies are in a state of flux as governments work out what Brexit, President Trump's plans to renegotiate or scrap existing trade deals and Asia's growing focus on trade liberalisation will mean for the future. Read more here.