China’s Auto Industry: Alive And Well

2015 was a watershed year for China autos, marking an end to 15 years of fast growth that saw vehicle sales increase tenfold, but also bringing to the fore some interesting new opportunities in New Energy Vehicles (“NEVs”), the aftermarket and connectivity. A total of 24.6 million cars, trucks and buses were sold for the […]

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Managing the Dragon’s Predictions for 2016

The Year of the Monkey got off to a rocky start in China, demonstrating once again just how much events in China now impact the rest of the world. In 2016’s first day of trading, shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”) plunged 7 percent, triggering circuit breakers that cut short the day’s trading session. […]

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Managing the Dragon’s 2015 Predictions: How Did We Do?

To begin with, my prediction that: “The year of the goat may go down as the year of the capital markets in China” was certainly on target. Extreme volatility in the country’s stock market during the year rocked Chinese investors and rattled financial markets throughout the world. Meanwhile, a little-known stock exchange based in Beijing […]

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China Needs A Robust Stock Market

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of any economy, whether it is fully developed like those in the United States or Germany, or one that is still emerging like China’s. According to Yijiang Wang, Professor of Economics and Human Resource Management at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, SMEs account […]

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Tackling Air Pollution In China

As reported in news media around the world, air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels earlier this week. According to one report: “Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day … […]

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Happy Thanksgiving to All of MTD’s Readers

Having lived in China for the past 23 years, one question I’m frequently asked is: “What about the United States do you miss most?” For my wife and me, the answer to that question is easy—the holidays. On the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day, when everyone in the States is taking a […]

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2015: An Inflection Point in China Automobiles

The years following China’s accession into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in late 2001 have marked an incredible period of growth in China’s auto industry. When China joined WTO at the beginning of this century, vehicle sales were just over two million units. Fifteen years later, the industry is more than 10 times larger, with […]

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China Begins Another Round Of SOE Reform

Earlier this year, Sinopec Group, China’s top oil refiner, announced the sale of a 29.99 percent interest in its retail sales arm to a group of twenty-five investors for RMB 105 billion ($17 billion). While the equity sale was a first of its kind transaction that raised a substantial amount of capital for one of […]

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Watch: Jack Perkowski on China’s Stock Markets

Jack appeared on CCTV America to provide his insight on China’s stock market and economy. Click the video below to hear what he had to say on the recent rises and falls of China’s stock markets, or follow this link.

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Putting China’s Stock Market in Perspective

The recent declines in China’s stock market have triggered speculation that the Chinese economic miracle may be finally coming to an end. Combined with a declining growth rate in the country’s gross domestic product (“GDP”), many China observers worry that that the $4 trillion loss in stock market value since June will derail the government’s […]

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