Wong MNC Center News

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 attitude of Beijing and Washington towards concluding a China-US Bilateral Investment Treaty. A copy of his remarks is available on http://finance.sina.com.cn/stock/usstock/c/2016-09-18/doc-ifxvyqwa341327....
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 the business environment within China and Japan, in the bilateral relationship, and the broader regional and global political-economic context are affecting inter alia bilateral investment, trade, and tourism. The workshop also will consider how bilateral trade, investment, and other economic variables may be influencing broader political-economic dynamics between the two countries.
July 13th, 2016
Ms. Finder has joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations as a Senior Research Fellow. Ms. Finder is a specialist on the Chinese court system and regularly writes on the way its legislative framework and operation affect multinationals and foreign investors. Ms. Finder currently serves as Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Shenzhen). Further information about Ms. Finder can be found at http://www.mnccenter.org/research-fellows-and-assistants.
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 attitudes towards the project.
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://www.mnccenter.org/research-fellows-and-assistants.
March 20th, 2016
Yang Jiang, Ph.D. has joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations as a Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Jiang is a specialist on the contemporary political economy of China, especially the politics of China’s economic policies. She has broad research interests including Chinese outward investment, overseas infrastructure projects, and Chinese economic diplomacy. Further information about Dr. Jiang can be found at: http://www.mnccenter.org/research-fellows-and-assistants.
February 28th, 2016
Dr. Wei Liang has become Corporate Secretary of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center). Dr. Liang also currently serves as President of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (USA), is a senior research fellow of the Wong MNC Center, and is a Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA). More information about Dr. Liang can be found here: http://mnccenter.org/officers-and-staff
November 26th, 2015
On November 21 and 22, 2015, “The Political Economy of China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia” international conference took place in Shanghai, China at East China Normal University. The conference was organized by the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center), hosted by the ECNU School of Advanced International and Area Studies (SAIAS), and co-sponsored by the Wong MNC Center, ECNU SAIAS, the Center for Russian Studies, and the Research Center for Co-Development with Neighboring Countries. About 100 academics, researchers, and others were present throughout the course of the two-day event with opening remarks given by Dr. Guo Weilu (ECNU Vice President), Dr. Liu Jun (SAIAS Dean), Dr. Feng Shaolei (Director of the Center for Russian Studies), and Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard (Wong MNC Center Executive Director).
October 21st, 2015
Dr. Yongjun Zhao, Ph.D., Head of China Affairs and Assistant Professor in Globalization Studies at the University of Groningen, has joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations as a research fellow. Yongjun's research focuses on the political-economic, social, institutional and environmental dimensions of international agri-business investments in Africa concerning land acquisitions, rural livelihoods, public-private partnership, corporate social responsibility and development cooperation issues.

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