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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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Podcast: How JFP Holdings Helps Crack the China Market

In the third episode of our first series of podcasts, Jack Perkowski talks with Wade Taylor, Host of wsRadio.com’s China America Business and Lifestyle Show, on how JFP Holdings helps U.S. and other companies to crack the China market. Click here to listen to the full program.

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Podcast: Living and Working in China

In the third episode of our first series of podcasts, Jack Perkowski talks with Wade Taylor, Host of wsRadio.com’s China America Business and Lifestyle Show, about why he went to China and what its like to live and work in the country as a foreigner. Click here to listen to the full program.

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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 Cross-Border M&A Continues

In one of the larger overseas industrial acquisitions ever by a Chinese State-Owned Enterprise (“SOE”), Shanghai listed (600458.SS) Times New Material Technology Co., Ltd. (“TMT”) announced last week that it agreed to acquire the Rubber and Plastics Business Unit of ZF Friedrichshafen AG (“ZF”) for $399.3 million. While a number of billion-dollar plus overseas deals [...]

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China’s SOEs: Expect More Focus on Profitability

China’s State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (“SASAC”) will now begin focusing more on profitability, not sales, in evaluating the performance of the state-owned enterprises (“SOEs”) that it supervises. This shift will have many implications for SOEs as well as their international counterparts in both China and the global marketplace. Despite the fact that China’s [...]

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China’s Two Sides (Part II): How Not to Treat a Chinese Partner

This is the second article about the stalled acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: CTB) (“Cooper”) by India’s Apollo Tyres Ltd. (Bombai: APOLLOTYRE.BO) (“Apollo”). For background information click on to China’s Two Sides. Anyone doing business in China knows that establishing “mutual trust” with your partners, customers and colleagues is a key success [...]

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