Tag Archives: Beijing
The Beijing Auto Show 2012

The Beijing Auto Show 2012

First quarter passenger car sales in China may have been flat, but that does not seem to have dampened the enthusiasm for the Beijing Auto Show, which opened earlier this week. Every year, China’s major auto show alternates between Beijing and Shanghai, and every year, the show seems to get bigger. This year’s show requires [...]

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Private Equity in China

Private Equity in China

Our recent post, New Sources of Capital in China, and the follow-up letter that we sent on China’s Evolving Story attracted quite a bit of attention and many questions from our readers. For example, a reporter from a major financial publication had some questions on private equity. We thought we’d pass along my responses. Reporter: [...]

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China’s Evolving Story

China’s Evolving Story

Below is a news item that we sent today to clients and friends of JFP Holdings regarding some of our findings since I started the company two years ago. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be included on all future mailings, please respond to MTD or to my e-mail [...]

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China’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities, Part II

China’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities, Part II

As mentioned in China’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities, I visited Yizheng, one of China’s so-called Tier 3 cities, last Monday. After leaving Jiangsu Province, I had an opportunity to visit the equivalent of another Tier 3 city, this time in neighboring Zhejiang. With a population of approximately 400,000, Yuhuan County is about one-half [...]

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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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China and Africa

Paul Tierney, a good friend of mine and a legendary figure in private equity circles, asked me to speak about China’s activities in Africa to a class he is teaching at Columbia Business School. During the 1980s, Paul and his colleagues at Coniston Partners gained notoriety for several high profile leveraged buy-outs that they completed, [...]

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“Mr. China” On Managing The Dragon

Several weeks ago, I was interviewed by Steven Schwankert, then-acting editor and veteran China watcher, for Agenda magazine. Agenda is a fortnightly publication that targets English-speaking tourists, business travelers visiting Beijing and residents of China’s capital city who are looking for a convenient, quick and accessible guide to what’s going on, where to eat and [...]

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China Shops in the U.S. For Auto Parts Makers

Now that the U.S. auto industry has bounced back from its lows, expect to see an increase in acquisitions of U.S. auto parts makers by Chinese companies seeking to gain access to technology and international markets. While the prices they will have to pay may be higher than in 2008 when the U.S. auto industry [...]

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Air Quality in Beijing

As a follow-up to our previous post, air quality in Beijing over the past four days was as bad as I have seen it in my 15 years here. Today’s headline in China Daily, Capital’s air quality “worst,” summed it up best. According to the Beijing municipal environmental protection bureau’s website, air quality in Huangcun [...]

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Central Planning Versus Market Capitalism

As the dawn of the new century, a new technology promised to fundamentally change global economics. Government leaders in the United States and China, the two largest economies in the world, believed that companies from their respective countries should lead in the development of this new technology. By 2010, two national champions, one from each [...]

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