MNCs in the News

September 20th, 2016
Inward foreign direct investment (FDI) in China shows growth over the previous month year over year (YOY) and for the first eight months of 2016 YOY. China’s State Council announces China will adopt a nationwide negative list by October 1. Chinese outward FDI (OFDI) dramatically jumps over first 8 months of 2016. Chinese OFDI (COFDI) surges dramatically over first eight months of 2016. British government surprise review of Hinkley Point C nuclear plant deal involving China General Nuclear Corporation (CGNC) results...
September 6th, 2016
China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee adopts amendments that allow for the permanent suspension of four foreign investment related laws in the Fujian, Guangdong, Shanghai, and Tianjin Free Trade Zones (FTZ). China has decided to allow for the creation of six new provincial FTZs as well as one municipal level FTZ, with each place expected to play to its features and comparative advantages. The European Chamber of Commerce in China asserts China’s market barriers are politically unsustainable. China’s...

Wong MNC Center News

September 26th, 2016
Mr. Javier Luque (Colombia) a Ph.D. student with the School of Advanced International and Area Studies at East China Normal University (China), and Ms. Yifan CHEN, a MPA student with the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USA) have joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center) as, respectively, Senior Research Assistant and Research Assistant. Javier will assist with...
September 19th, 2016
In conjunction with the publication of a report on Chinese investment in the US by a leading US think tank, Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, was interviewed by Sina Finance on Sunday, September 18 about anti-globalization sentiments in the US and the impact that it might have on the U.S. stance towards China and bilateral economic relations. He also was asked about the...
August 3rd, 2016
Dr. Jose-Augusto Guilhon-Albuquerque, a Senior Research Fellow of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, has been named a Special Advisor to Brazil's Trade and Investment Agency CEO as well as a Special Advisor to Brazil's Secretary of Foreign Relations. Further information about Dr. Guilhon-Albuquerque can be located at https://mnccenter.org/research-fellows-and-assistants.
July 21st, 2016
The Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center) will co-sponsor and co-host an international workshop with the College of Business, Rikkyo University (Tokyo, Japan) in early 2016. This workshop, entitled “New Developments for Japanese firms in China and Chinese firms in Japan: Implications for Investment, Trade, and other Bilateral Economic Interactions” will be held at Rikkyo University and will explore how changes in...
July 2nd, 2016
The Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard was interviewed in March for _Live Budget Report_ on Chinese investment in the U.K. generally and the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, in which China General Nuclear Power Corporation will invest 18 billion pounds, specifically. He also was asked about his views about the potential impact of project cost overruns on Chinese...
June 27th, 2016
Hwy-Chang Moon, Ph.D. has joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations as a Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Moon is a specialist on Multinational Corporations, Foreign Direct Investment, International Business Strategy, and Economic Development in East Asia with a focus on Korea. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Business and Economy. Further information about Dr. Moon can be found at http...
September 28th, 2015
The Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations Jean-Marc F. Blanchard has become the editor of the Palgrave Studies in Asia-Pacific Political Economy series. The series aims to publish works, which will be meaningful to academics, businesspeople, and policymakers and broaden or deepen their knowledge about contemporary events or significant trends, or enable them to think in new ways about the interaction of...