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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New on Managing The Dragon: Podcasts Featuring MTD’s Jack Perkowski

Managing The Dragon is very pleased to begin presenting podcasts, featuring MTD‘s Jack Perkowski discussing important businesses issues of the day, in shows produced either by MTD or when Jack appears on other popular podcasts or radio shows. In this first installment, Jack talks with Wade Taylor, host of wsRadio.com‘s “China America Business and Lifestyle Show,” about [...]

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MTD’s Jack Perkowski Interviewed on “Autoline”

I was pleased to be a recent guest on Autoline, hosted by John McElroy, during the show’s recent visit to China. The resulting episode, “Working Behind the Great Wall: Westerners in the Chinese Auto Industry,” features me, along with James Hope of Chery Motors, and Daniel Kirchert of Infiniti China. Our topic of course is [...]

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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 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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