Mark Rutte in China

by | February 17, 2015

Mark Rutte in China

by | February 17, 2015

The president of the Peoples Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has visited the Netherlands in 2014 for the Nuclear Summit in The Hague. In March 2015 the Prime Minister of the Netherlands will visit China to further strengthen the relationship between Netherlands and China. Mark Rutte, leader of the second largest trading partner of China in Europe, will be the head of an economic mission towards Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Due to the strongpoints of the Netherlands and the opportunities of the two mentioned regions in China, this mission will focus on Agro, Energy, Environment technologies, High-tech, urban development, electronics and e-commerce. Bearing this in mind, the government will try to create opportunities for the joining companies. For more information on the program of the Dutch mission, please visit the website of the RVO.

Shanghai, with 24 million inhabitants, is the largest and richest city in the Peoples Republic of China. Shanghai contributes approximately 4% of the national GDP of China. With the harbor of Shanghai fueling the region’s growth, it is a city with many opportunities. Shenzhen is without a doubt one of the best performing economic regions in Asia. With 15 million inhabitants, Shenzhen is the main hub for High tech, Biotech and Smart city sectors. Shenzhen is in the center of the Pearl River Delta and the gateway to Hong Kong. The PRD contributes approximately 9,5% of the national GDP of China. For more information on this great region, please do read this article about the PRD.

Such undertakings by Dutch government officials are crucial to improve the chances of success for Dutch companies. The whole Dutch governmental organization in China (Embassy, consulates, and NBSO’s) will do everything that lies within their power to open the right doors in the Chinese market. The importance of connections within the government could provide many opportunities aiding to becoming successful in China.

1421 Consulting Group (1421) will be able to provide support through its staff in the Shenzhen area and is available to create augmenting programs to increase the amount of opportunities during the visit. For more information on such opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us.