MNCs in the News

January 16th, 2017
China’s inward foreign direct investment (FDI) increases moderately over 2015, with a major proportion going into the service sector. Chinese outward FDI (OFDI) soared in 2016, hitting new records, with Europe, above all, Germany a key destination. Jack Mack meets with US President-elect Trump and touts Alibaba’s potential to create one million jobs. Takata pleads guilty to one criminal charge and will pay USD $1 billion in fines in conjunction with falsifying test data about its faulty airbags. Honda will invest...
January 9th, 2017
China forces Apple to withdraw New York Times apps from its China App store. During a visit to Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry official warns Korean businesses of possible adverse consequences because of South Korea’s adoption of THAAD system. US government report may result in tighter restrictions on foreign involvement in US semiconductor sector with particular ramifications for Chinese investors. There are doubts Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the US will be able to maintain the same volume in 2017 as...

Wong MNC Center News

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 the “New Developments for Japanese and Chinese Firms” conference recently held in Tokyo academic presenters from China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, the United States, and Sweden gathered to discuss their research on a diverse set of topics relevant for Japanese and Chinese firms. They spoke about Japanese investment in China from a historical and contemporary vantage point, growing Chinese and Japanese interest in and investment in the Arctic, the shifting situation...
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,...
December 12th, 2016
At opening of the “New Developments for Japanese and Chinese Firms” conference, Mr. Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director of the Japan Economic Foundation (JEF), delivered a keynote address entitled “Japanese FDI in Asia and Asian FDI in Japan.” Mr. Haraoka began his speech by providing background on JEF’s origins and its evolving areas of research. He provided rich data showing that Japanese outward foreign direct investment (OFDI), already substantial, has...
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...
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...
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...