MNCs in the News

November 28th, 2016
China’s Ministry of Commerce notes that it will continue to welcome and support foreign direct investment (FDI) from the European Union (EU). Very senior Chinese Communist Party official meets with Microsoft CEO and calls for the company to share its technology with China. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce imposes almost a $100 million fine on Sweden’s Tetra Pak for abuse of its market position. Qualcomm’s joint venture with the Guizhou provincial government will start to produce China-...
November 15th, 2016
China approves cyber security law despite intense lobbying by foreign business associations, firms, and governments. China reportedly is considering allowing foreign investment banks to have wholly owned operations on the mainland. China Development Bank Capital (CDBC) and Microsoft have formed a partnership to “promote technology innovation and smart city development.” Germany withdraws approval for a group of Chinese investors’ 670 million euro purchase of Aixtron. The German government is seeking greater powers...

Wong MNC Center News

November 6th, 2016
Dr. Hwy-Chang Moon has joined the blogger community for the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations. Hwy-Chang currently is a professor at Seoul National University and editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Business and Economy. He will share his expertise on MNCs/FDI, Korean MNCs, development issues, and international business strategy. For more information about Dr. Moon, please see https://mnccenter.org/research-...
October 28th, 2016
Ms. Susan Finder has joined the blogger community for the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations. Susan is a Senior Research Fellow with the Wong MNC Center and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the School of Transnational Law of Peking University (Shenzhen). She focuses her writing on the Chinese court system and regularly comments on the way its legislative framework and operation affect multinationals and foreign investors...
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 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...
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...