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Innovation and IPR in China, Part III

Innovation and IPR in China, Part III

Innovation and the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) go hand in hand, and are two topics that come up frequently in discussions about China. Tsinghua University is doing a study on the status of both in China and asked for my comments. In Part I, I responded to Tsinghua’s first set of questions, and [...]

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China As A Workshop

China As A Workshop

In MTD’s last post, Don’t Leave China, Just Move, we took issue with a recent Economist article that suggested that companies should reconsider China as a manufacturing location due to rising wages and other costs. MTD’s point was simple. China is a vast country where manufacturing costs vary widely depending upon city and region. Rather [...]

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So, You Want To be An Entrepreneur?

So, You Want To be An Entrepreneur?

I became an entrepreneur later in life than most, but I must have had the seeds of entrepreneurialism within me for some time. Once given encouragement, my entrepreneurial instincts took complete control. I didn’t start my first company until I was in my 40s, but once I went down that road, I never looked back. [...]

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Cracking China’s Power Sector

There is no more attractive market for a company that provides goods and services to the power sector than China’s electricity industry. It is big, fast-growing and open to new ways of powering the Chinese economy. Moreover, the Chinese companies that are building out China’s power generation and transmission industry are well positioned to do [...]

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China and Africa: Part II

On my trip to Kenya and Tanzania in 2009, I heard about the substantial infrastructure investments that the Chinese government was making in the two countries, and I saw firsthand the Chinese construction crews and equipment at work. I also spoke with hotel operators in Nairobi and Zanzibar who told me about their shopping trips [...]

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China-Europe Auto Symposium (II)

China-Europe Auto Symposium (II)

On Tuesday evening, September 22, I made the opening keynote to the China-Europe Auto Symposium. Following are the remarks I made to the assembled auto executives. Good evening. I’m honored to have been asked to speak to this very distinguished group of automotive executives. I just returned from the United States where we celebrated a [...]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: JFP Holdings Ltd.

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Business Associates, Over the course of my business career, I have had the privilege to meet a great many people from all over the world and all walks of life who, in one way or another, have shared my experiences. As I now turn the page and begin a new chapter [...]

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New Pursuits in a New Year

It’s true! My friends at China Briefing News correctly reported that I have left all my management positions at ASIMCO Technologies.  Though true, this announcement came a bit prematurely as I was planning to outline the details of my future plans in the next week or so. For now, suffice it to say that I plan to stay in China [...]

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SINA Interview: China Adopts Euro III Emission Standards

Although lagging those in the United States, Western Europe and Japan, China has taken another step forward in implementing increasingly higher emission standards across the country. On July 1, 2008, China formally adopted Euro III standards for six-cylinder diesel engines used in trucks and busses, and is scheduled to apply the same standards to four-cylinder [...]

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Auto Tariffs and Competitiveness in China

As reported in China Daily, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that China’s tariff on imported auto parts goes against the organization’s rules. This is the first time that China has lost a trade dispute in the WTO since joining the organization in 2001. Under the current regulation, Beijing taxes imported auto parts at [...]

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