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China Transport Sector Policy Briefing – 2019, Issue 6, Winter Edition

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The newest issue of our China Transport Sector Policy Briefing is here! The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China provides you with regular summaries of important policies in China’s transport sector.

Inside this issue of the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing

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The 6th Issue of the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing 2019, as this year’s winter edition, covers highly relevant and exciting developments in August, September, October and November .

Please click here to download China Transport Sector Policy Briefing Issue 6 2019 Summer Edition

One of the highlights of this issue is that China published its “Outline for Building China’s Strength in Transport”, which describes the future vision and roadmap for China’s transport sector with a clear message: China wants to become a global transport superpower by 2050 (Article #9). Read more about how this plan fits into China’s policy making in our Blog Article: How China Wants to Become a Global Transport Superpower

The Chinese government is developing a long-term plan for the Chinese NEV industry. A first draft was released beginning of December 2019 (Article #7). However, while the NEV industry is being promoted heavily, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) made it clear it does not have immediate plans to phase-out internal combustion vehicles (Article #13)

Another important item on the government’s agenda has been the roll-out of hydrogen-based transport and energy over the next decade. This year alone, 20 provincial and municipal governments have published their development plans for the local hydrogen industry, with a strong focus on infrastructure for hydrogen powered fuel-cell vehicles. If implemented, these regions alone will add more than 500 hydrogen refilling stations to the existing 21 stations, in order to serve 125,000 fuel-cell vehicles which are targeted to get on the road (Articles #1, #2). However, subsidies will not reflect the optimism around the topic: The Ministry of Finance has announced that fuel-cell vehicles will not be exempt from the phase out of NEV subsidies (Article #8).

In addition, you find further summaries on the hope on the automotive sector to drive a boost in domestic consumption (Article #3), further adjustments to the NEV dual credit system (Article #4), the vision of China’s top planning body on transport-related industries (Article #6), the opening up of online freight platforms (Article #10), the role of the government in data management of platform services (Article #11), plans for the development of world-class ports (Article #12), efforts of green re-engineering China’s delivery industry (Article #14), safety management for NEVs (Article #15), and practical guidelines for extended producer responsibility for NEV batteries (Article #16).

The whole Policy Briefing Team wishes you a joyful holiday season!

Markus Delfs assumed the position as Head of “Sustainable Transition – Investment & Infrastructure, Energy, Mobility, Waste” of GIZ in China in June 2019. He is responsible for Sino-German policy dialogues and technical cooperation projects in these fields.

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