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In China, Cash is (Still) King!

Over the past several months, stories that China is running short of cash have become prevalent. For example, a recent Wall Street Journal article featured Xie Daoliang and the financing issues faced by his company, a Chinese manufacturer of bulldozer treads for heavy machinery. A U.S. capital goods company looking to enter China asked for [...]

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MTD’s 2014 Beijing Auto Show Preview

In a few weeks, auto makers, suppliers and consumers from all over the world will travel to China’s capital city to see the latest auto technology on display at the 13th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition (“Auto China”). The first edition of Auto China was held almost twenty-five years ago in 1990, and every year since [...]

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What’s It Like to Buy a Tesla in China?

China figures big in the future plans of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), the Palo Alto, California-based electric car company that has captured the imagination of so many car enthusiasts — and investors. To illustrate how important China is to the company, Veronica Wu, Vice President of Tesla’s China operations, said earlier this year that she expects China [...]

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Podcast: Chinese Investment in the United States

In the latest in our new series of podcasts, MTD‘s Jack Perkowski talks with Wade Taylor, Host of wsRadio.com’s China America Business and Lifestyle Show, about Chinese investment in the United States. Click here to listen to the full show.

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Can Tesla Outsell Porsche in China?

Over the past few weeks, there have been several announcements regarding the activities of Tesla Motors, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA) in China. In late January, Tesla announced that a version of its Model S, which sells for $81,070 in the United States, would retail for 734,000 yuan ($121,300) in China after shipping costs and import duty and [...]

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Happy New Year: The Chinese IPO is Back

Happy New Year! It has only been the Chinese New Year in China for a few hours now, but it seems the Horse is bringing the IPO back. Over the past two weeks, the first batch of initial public offerings (“IPOs”) came to market with a total of nine companies listing their shares on the [...]

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China’s Debt: How Serious Is It?

In a report ordered by China’s State Council last June, the country’s National Audit Office reported in December that the debts of China’s local governments had increased to RMB 17.9 trillion ($3.0 trillion) by the end of June, 2013. This amount, which includes contingent liabilities and debt guarantees, represents a 70 percent increase from the [...]

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China 2014: MTD’s Predictions for the New Year

As the New Year dawns, one of the biggest domestic issues facing China is the dense smog that hovers over its major cities most days. The country’s most serious international flash point is its ongoing dispute with Japan over ownership of a group of islands in the East China Sea, a dispute that now threatens [...]

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2013 Predictions: How Did We Do?

As another year draws to a close, it’s time to take stock and to see just how clear our crystal ball was last January. With new leadership in place, general economic uncertainty and the overhang of the Bo Xilai trial, there were plenty of questions about China as we entered 2013. The audiences that I [...]

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China’s Two Sides

Beijing and Shanghai are two of the most modern cities in the world. Their skylines rival any others; their streets are filled with the latest and most expensive automobiles; and their stores display the logos of the world’s most exclusive and expensive luxury brands. Beyond the physical appearances of the cities themselves, the companies that [...]

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