Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard's picture

Chi-Cham USA! The Potentialities and Limits of PRC Company Business Associations in the US

Chinese companies from the People’s Republic of China in the US have been organizing to promote their interests as shown by the China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (CGCC)’s expansion. The rise of the CGCC mirrors the development of foreign business associations in China such as the American Chambers of Commerce (AmCham China). The CGCC’s mission is to “promote the brand of Chinese companies collectively, protect their legal rights, and advocate for fairer regulation” and to serve a bridging function.

Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard's picture

Giving Foreign IT No Credit: China’s New Banking Technology Rules and Possible Responses

China’s Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) have begun to implement rules designed to ensure that by 2019 seventy-five percent of the technology in China’s banking system is “secure and controllable.” The rules are wide-ranging, covering hardware such as mainframes, personal computers, and point-of-sale systems as well as software like operating systems and anti-virus programs.

Dr. Manochehr Dorraj's picture

China Looks to deepen Relations with West Asia

With China’s emergence as the world’s number one energy consumer and oil importer, its ties with Middle Eastern and Central Asian nations have assumed a more significant role in sustaining its rise to power globally. China is the number one recipient of Saudi and Iranian oil exports in the world. In fact, China depends on the Middle East for close to 50 percent of its total oil imports. Not surprisingly, then, Beijing’s energy and national security depends on maintaining supply security and cultivating warm relations with the key regional energy producing nations.

Dr. Amitendu Palit's picture

China-India Sister Cities Synergies and Implications for Business

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first official visit to China in May 2015 is expected to lay the foundation for expanding the two Asian giants’ budding model of cross-border business and people-to-people contact: the sister-city arrangement. The future growth of such arrangements already is manifest in a slew of “sister city” arrangements planned between Chinese and Indian cities. The foundations of such interactions go back to 2013 when decisions were made to connect Delhi and Beijing, Bengaluru and Chengdu, and Kolkata and Kunming as sister cities.

Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard's picture

Banned Nazi P#%N on Taobao? Global Firms Are Local

In early February an American law firm filed a class action lawsuit against Alibaba for violating the US Securities Exchange Act by concealing information about regulatory problems it faced in China. The case linked to a spat between Alibaba and China’s State Administration of Industry and Commerce over the amount of counterfeit goods on Alibaba’s website and the adequacy of Alibaba’s measures to address the problems.

Dr. Toshiya Ozaki's picture

Japanese MNCs and the Threat of Terrorism Abroad

Japan is still in shock and anger following the tragic killing of two Japanese hostages in ISIS-ruled Syria. What does this incident mean for Japanese MNCs? From a risk management point of view, the attack on the Tigantourine natural gas plant in Algeria in January 2013 was far more shocking.

Dr. Jan Knoerich's picture

The Emerging International Policy Differentiation against Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

One major aspect setting Chinese multinational corporations apart from other MNCs is the high proportion of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Despite concerns about potential competitive distortions, national security threats, and undesired corporate behavior associated with state ownership, disagreements about the extent of the difference between state-owned and private firms have left unclear how host countries should treat state-owned foreign investors.

Dr. Manochehr Dorraj's picture

The Role of China’s Policy Banks in its Energy Acquisition Strategy in the Developing Nations

China’s policy banks, particularly the China Development Bank (CDB) and China Exim Bank (EXIM), are playing an increasingly active role in its energy acquisition strategy. The two banks finance the overseas investments of China’s National Oil Companies (NOCs) and the development of host country infrastructure to deliver oil and gas to China, and further provide credit to foreign energy companies in return for long-term energy contracts.

Mr. Naoyuki Haraoka's picture

Japan’s New Corporate Governance Code and Its Investment Implications

At the end of 2014, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) announced a new code of corporate governance, to be adopted in June this year, to advance the “third arrow” (structural reform) of “Abenomics,” Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s multi-pronged program for reinvigorating Japanese economic growth.

Dr. Scott MacDonald's picture

2014’s Unexpected Oil Crash: Implications for China’s Economy and Global Commitments

Economic forecasts often do not work. That was evident in 2014 with the surprising +40 % plunge in oil prices. While this signaled economic problems for Iran, Russia, Nigeria and Venezuela, it is a positive development for other countries, including China.


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