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
Wong MNC Center News
February 28th, 2016
"The Political Economy of China's Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia" International Conference Held
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.
September 29th, 2015
The Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations has become a sponsor of the 2015 "“Evolution of International Trading System: Prospects and Challenges” conference which will be held at Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia from October 29-30, 2015 and is organized/hosted by the Faculty of Economics. The conference will cover issues such as transnational companies in the system of international FDI flows, trade remedies in the WTO system, international labor migration; emerging powers in international trading system, and taxes in the International trading system.
Executive Director Blanchard becomes editor of the Palgrave Studies in Asia-Pacific Political Economy series
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 politics and economics in the APR. Possible candidates for the series include topics relating to foreign direct investment, bilateral investment treaties, multinational corporations, regional economic institutions, technology policy, economic globalization, corporate social responsibility, economic development strategies, and labor movements.
September 5th, 2015
Lourdes Casanova, Ph.D. has joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations as a Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Casanova is a specialist in emerging multinationals, especially Latin American ones, corporate social responsibility in emerging multinationals, and women in business in Latin America . She also is a specialist on political-economic issues pertaining to emerging markets. Further information about Dr. Casanova can be found at: http://www.mnccenter.org/research-fellows-and-assistants.
August 10th, 2015
Dr. ZHENG Yu has joined the blogger community for the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations. Dr. Zheng, a Wong MNC Center Senior Research Fellow, is a Professor of International Politics at Fudan University (Shanghai) and research associate at Harvard University's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. His research interests include foreign direct investment, business and government relations, state capitalism in China and other emerging markets.
July 9th, 2015
Yu Zheng, Ph.D. has joined the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations as a Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Zheng is a specialist in foreign direct investment, business and government relations, state capitalism in China and other emerging markets. Further information about Dr. Zheng can be found at: http://www.mnccenter.org/research-fellows-and-assistants.
Wong MNC Center sponsored panel on the Politico-Economy of China-Latin America investment relations held in Beijing
June 8th, 2015
The Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (“Wong MNC Center”) was a sponsor of the Association of Chinese Political Studies’ 28th Annual Conference and International Symposium on “China and Changing World Order” which was held at Peking University (China). The Wong MNC Center held its first sponsored panel on The Political Economy of China-Latin America Investment Relations during which Chilean Ambassador to China Jorge Heine, Dr. Enrique Dussel Peters (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico), and Mr. Benjamin Creutzfeldt (CESA School of Business, Colombia) offered stimulating papers on, respectively, China’s investment relations with Chile, Mexico, and Peru as well as the factors shaping those relations. Dr. Matt Ferchen (Tsinghua University) served as discussant for the panel. Dr. Jean-Marc F.
June 8th, 2015
Jorge Heine, Ph.D., Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to China, presented a paper entitled “The Chile-China Paradox: Burgeoning Trade, but Hardly Any Investment” for the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporation’s sponsored panel on “The Political Economy of China-Latin America Investment Relations” held at the Association of Chinese Political Studies’ 28th Annual Conference and International Symposium on “China and the Changing World Order” which was held at Peking University (Beijing, China). During his presentation, Ambassador Heine, who is also a well published scholar, identified some of the political and economic factors that have limited Chinese investment in Chile and noted a number of recent developments that may take the help to expand bilateral investment relationship in the future.