All posts by Ben Baden

GM Gets Approval for Cadillac Plant in China

On May 7, General Motors Co. said China’s National Development and Reform Commission had granted it approval to built a Cadillac factory in Shanghai’s Jinqiao zone. GM said it expects construction to begin in June. By building the vehicles in...

/ May 7, 2013

Ginseng Board of Wisconsin Signs Export Deal with China

The Ginseng Board of Wisconsin announced on April 15 that it signed an export agreement with Beijing-based medicine company Tong Ren Tang Health Pharmaceutical. The agreement lets the Chinese company use the trademark seal on Tong Ren Tang’s purchases from...

/ May 6, 2013

Australia Receives China’s Approval of Meat Storage Facilities

On April 17, China accredited 28 Australian cold store facilities and four red meat plants. The decision, according to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will allow meat exporters to store their product and export in response to...

/ May 6, 2013

ALTe to Set Up Joint Venture in China for Commercial Vehicle Manufacturing

On March 20, Michigan-based ALTe Powertrain Technologies announced that it completed a cooperation agreement to establish a new commercial vehicle manufacturing joint venture with the Henan Benma Company in China. The joint venture will be a new original equipment manufacturing...

/ May 6, 2013

Pinewood Shepperton Signs Chinese Media Joint Venture Agreement

Pinewood Shepperton Plc., an UK-based service provider in the television and film industry, announced on April 17 that it will form a 50:50 joint venture with China’s Seven Stars Media Ltd. to provide co-production, financing, and other opportunities for film...

/ May 6, 2013

European Insurer Axa to Purchase Half of China’s Tian Ping

On April 24, Axa SA, Europe’s second-largest insurer, agreed to buy a 50 percent stake in Chinese auto insurer Tian Ping in a deal valued at around $631 million. In an emailed statement to Bloomberg News, Axa said that it...

/ May 6, 2013

Microsoft Signs Patent Deal with ZTE

On April 23, Microsoft signed a patent deal with Chinese smartphone maker ZTE. The deal covers ZTE’s use of the Android and Chrome operating systems, for which Microsoft possesses some intellectual property rights to some of the software’s underlying technologies,...

/ May 6, 2013

GreenTech Automotive Announces Joint Venture with Chinese Partner

GreenTech Automotive, an American manufacturer of all-electric vehicles, and JAC Motors, a Chinese automotive manufacturer, announced on April 22 a joint venture that will develop a five-passenger, all-electric sedan to be assembled in the United States. The sedan will feature...

/ May 6, 2013

Medtronic to Partner with Chinese Think-Tank to Research Diabetes

To improve the treatment of Type 1 diabetes in China, Medtronic Inc. is partnering with the National Institute of Hospital Administration, a Chinese think-tank. Medtronic will conduct research projects and help establish pilot sites for the proposed system at as...

/ May 2, 2013

General Motors Announces Expansion in China

At the Shanghai Auto Show on April 20, General Motors Co. said it would build four new plants in China by the end of 2015, which would give GM the capacity to produce about five million vehicles per year, according...

/ May 2, 2013