All posts by Ben Baden

India and China Sign 8 Agreements on Trade

During Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s four-day visit to India from May 19-22, eight agreements were signed to enhance trade between China and India. The two sides agreed to set up working groups to enhance trade, exchange best practices in agriculture,...

/ May 20, 2013

Israel and China Sign Agreement to Boost Exports

During a five-day trip to China, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed an agreement on May 8 to increase exports by offering exporters from both countries extra financial protection. The deal increases the amount of...

/ May 20, 2013

Zhejiang University Signs Agreement to Create London Campus

Zhejiang University, which is based in Hangzhou, signed a memorandum of understanding with Imperial College London on May 15 to make it the first Chinese university to set up a campus overseas. The proposed $228 million site could host up...

/ May 20, 2013

Goldman Sachs Sells Remaining Stake in China’s ICBC

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is selling the rest of its stake in Industrial & Commerce Bank of China Ltd. for about $1.1 billion. Goldman made the investment about seven years ago. If the sale is successful, the Wall Street Journal...

/ May 20, 2013

Volkswagen to Build New Plant in Hunan Province

Volkswagen will invest nearly $2 billion to build a new plant in Changsha, Hunan with its partner Shanghai Auto Industry Corp. The contract was signed on May 16. The new plant is expected to open in 2015 with an initial...

/ May 16, 2013

What America Exports to China

Soybeans remain the largest export, but shipments of higher-value products like vehicles and airplanes are also growing. By Ben BadenMeasured in bulk, the United States’ top exports to China last year were agricultural products, transportation equipment, computers and electronics, chemicals,...

/ May 15, 2013

Wal-Mart Will Invest $16.3 Million to Improve Food Safety in China

Over the next three years, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will invest $16.3 million to improve food safety in its stores, according to a statement on May 9. The investment will go toward expanding a mobile food-inspection lab program to cover 70...

/ May 15, 2013

China Mengniu Dairy Buys Larger Stake in China Modern Dairy

After a series of accusations that it sold tainted milk, China Mengniu Dairy Co. Ltd., China’s largest milk producer by sales volume, bought a $410 million stake in China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd., China’s largest unpasteurized milk producer, on May...

/ May 15, 2013

Alibaba Buys Stake in Digital Mapping Company AutoNavi

Alibaba Group, China’s largest e-commerce firm, become the largest shareholder in digital mapping company AutoNavi Holdings Ltd. on May 10 by taking a 28 percent stake. Analysts say Alibaba may be trying to diversify its product lineup ahead of a...

/ May 15, 2013

Technological Advances in Electronics and Computer Engineering

Conference: The International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering Organizer: SDIWC Location: Mevlana University Konya, Turkey Date: May 9-May 11, 2013 Web: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/taeece2013/ Contact: Jackie Blanco Email: [email protected] Phone: 639114181550

/ May 9, 2013