MNCs in the News

March 20th, 2017
Foreign companies change “government” relations practices in China to adjust to the newfound role of the Communist Party. Boeing will work with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd., a Chinese state-owned enterprise, to construct a Boeing 737 completion center near Shanghai. During his visit to China, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman signs agreements with a potential value in the tens of billions of dollars, many relating to the construction of petrochemical facilities in China. The head of the People’s Bank of...
March 15th, 2017
European Chamber of Commerce in Beijing highlights China’s 2025 Plan as possibly violating China’s World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments. China’s re-imposition of capital controls becomes a hot issue at China’s 2017 National People Congress meeting. Facing seemingly severe constraints on their ability to access/use yuan, Chinese corporate executives are complaining about the impact of such limits on their ability to do deals. In the face of possible increased American trade barriers, Great Wall Motor Co....

Wong MNC Center News

March 15th, 2017
For a story on India that focused extensively on Sino-Indian economic relations especially those relations in the context of China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Executive Director of the Wong MNC Center, was interviewed by the South China Morning Post for his thoughts regarding Indian concerns about the scheme. Dr. Blanchard noted that “'The Indian security services are worried about the One Belt, One Road, particularly when it...
January 31st, 2017
Dr. Bas Hooijmaaijers has become Assistant Director of the Wong MNC Center. He also serves as Assistant Professor and Chenhui Research Fellow in the School of Advanced International and Area Studies at East China Normal University (China). He has published on China and the BRICS in leading journals including the Journal of Common Market Studies and Global Governance, and has contributed to ad hoc studies for the European Parliament. His research activities include...
January 17th, 2017
In December 2016, Asian Perspective, a leading academic journal focused on global, regional, and transnational issues affecting Northeast Asia, published a special journal issue on “The Political Economy of China—Latin America Investment Relations” (Vol. 40, No. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2016). The special issue, featured on this webpage, was orchestrated by the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center) and flows from a Wong MNC...
December 12th, 2016
At opening of the “New Developments for Japanese and Chinese Firms” conference, Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Executive Director of the Wong MNC Center, delivered a keynote address entitled “Patterns in Chinese Outward FDI and its Implications for Japanese Firms.” Dr. Blanchard started by providing background information on Chinese outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) from the 1970s through the 1990s, covering its volumes, sectoral destinations, geographic patterns,...
November 26th, 2016
On November 19 and 20, 2016, the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center), in conjunction with the School of Advanced International and Area Studies (SAIAS) at East China Normal University (ECNU), the local host and co-sponsor, held, in Shanghai, an international conference on the Political Economy of China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI), a major policy initiative of the Chinese government under current...
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...
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...
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...