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MNCs in the News

August 8th, 2017
Donald Trump administration contemplates using Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act to challenge China’s technology transfer and intellectual property right protection practices. Foreign businesses increasingly fret about the burdens to be flowing from China’s rejection of non-approved virtual private networks (VPNs) and other data controls/restrictions. China’s Ministry of Finance issues a guideline to limit risk of overseas investments by state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Foxconn Technology Group announces major...
August 2nd, 2017
The China Banking Regulatory Commission moves to allow foreign banks to purchase Chinese lenders through a locally incorporated subsidiary. Analysis claims China is cracking down on acquisitive private actors, so-called “Grey Rhinos,” because of risks they pose to the Chinese economy. The United Kingdom is moving to tighten its foreign investment regime partly to deal with investors like China which have been investing in sensitive areas. Toyota to produce electric vehicles in Thailand to take advantage of various...

Wong MNC Center News

July 25th, 2017
Dr. Jorge Heine, Ambassador of Chile to the People's Republic of China, has joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations. Ambassador Heine previously was CIGI Professor of Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and a Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. He previously served as Ambassador of Chile to India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka and has held other high government posts. He has consulted for...
June 30th, 2017
At the end of May, Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center) participated in a panel called “The Art of Attracting Investments and Doing Business in the Baltic Sea Region” at the international 10th Baltic Sea Region Forum orchestrated by the Centrum Balticum and held in Turku, Finland. On the panel, which involved academics/researchers, investment promotion...
June 30th, 2017
The Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center) sponsored a panel entitled “China’s Evolving Trade and Investment Relations with Latin America” at the Association of Chinese Political Studies 30th annual meeting held in June 2017 in Tianjin, China. Participants on the well-attended panel included Wong MNC Center Executive Director Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard who spoke about Brazil’s foreign policy towards China, Mr....
May 28th, 2017
On May 26, 2017, Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (Wong MNC Center), spoke at a public seminar entitled “China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI): Implications for Southeast Asia and the World” that was initiated by the Wong MNC Center and co-sponsored with Stanford University’s Shorenstein APARC Southeast Asia program. At the public seminar, Dr. Blanchard gave...
May 28th, 2017
On May 18, 2017, Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Executive Director of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, participated in a panel entitled “Managing GR in a Time of Geo-Political Risk” at the 2017 PublicAffairsAsia China Government Affairs Forum in Beijing, China. There, he offered his thoughts on matters such as the evolving political risk situation for business post-Brexit and the election of United States (US) President...
April 12th, 2017
The April 2017 issue of Geopolitics (Vol. 22, No. 2, 2017), a leading journal in the field, will feature a special section on The Geopolitics of China's Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI) that focused on the MSRI and South Asia. The special section provides background on the MSRI, surveys China's economic and political goals at the national and sub-national level, and identifies a number of number of the political and economic factors at the national and sub-national...
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...
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...