All posts by Ben Baden

China UnionPay Launches First Card in US

On April 29, China UnionPay, which is the largest bank card organization in China, started issuing a prepaid travel card for American tourists and business travelers who frequently visit the Asia-Pacific region. It is the first card UnionPay has issued...

/ May 2, 2013

China Agrees to Buy 60 Jets from Airbus

During a visit to China by France’s President Francois Hollande, state-owned China Aviation Supplies Holding Co. signed an agreement with Airbus SAS to purchase 60 aircraft from Airbus. At list value, the jets would be worth about $8 billion, but the...

/ April 26, 2013

Detroit Electric to Partner with Geely in China

At the Shanghai Auto Show on April 25, Detroit Electric, a start-up electric-car maker, said it will form a joint venture with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. to develop electric vehicles to sell in the Chinese market. The two companies...

/ April 26, 2013

Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational Behaviour

Conference: 3rd Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational Behaviour Organizer: Global Science and Technology Forum Location: Hotel Fort Canning Singapore Date: April 22-23, 2013 Web: Contact: Conference Secretariat Email: [email protected] Phone: +65 6327 0166

/ April 22, 2013

BYD to Open First Chinese Vehicle Plant in US

On April 17, Build Your Dreams (BYD), a Chinese car maker, announced it would open a bus manufacturing plant in Lancaster, CA, the first Chinese-owned vehicle plant to open in the United States. Update 05/01/13: Long Beach Transit, which serves...

/ April 18, 2013

Hertz Buys 20 Percent Stake in China Auto Rental

On April 16, Hertz Co. announced it was buying about a 20 percent stake in China Auto Rental Holdings Inc. to gain access to China’s short- and long-term domestic rental car market.

/ April 17, 2013

Ford Increases Stake in China’s Jiangling Motors

On April 16, Ford Motor Co. announced it was raising its stake in China’s Jiangling Motors Corp. Ltd. to 31.5 percent and may increase it to 32 percent over the next year.

/ April 17, 2013

Iceland and China Sign Free-Trade Agreement

On April 14 during a visit five-day visit to China by Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, Iceland became the first European country to sign a free-trade agreement with China after nearly six years of talks. The deal will lower tariffs on...

/ April 17, 2013

Christie’s Granted License to Operate in China

On April 9, Christie’s obtained a license to practice in China, making it the first international auction house to operate independently in China.

/ April 16, 2013

California and China Agree to Boost Investment

On April 10, California and China signed an agreement to boost trade and investment by setting up a joint task force between California and China’s Ministry of Commerce and six Chinese provinces and regions. California and China have identified infrastructure,...

/ April 16, 2013