All posts by Ellen Huber

Joel Moser on Shenzhen: The Next Hong Kong

Photo by blake.thornberry via FlickrWhen Joel Moser, founder and CEO of Aquamarine Investment Partners, a global institutional investor and manager of private equity, set out to meet possible partners and learn the real estate and energy infrastructure plans around Asia,...

/ November 23, 2015
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How One China Strategist Leapt His Own Great Wall

A former China market entry strategist answers questions about the cultural issues of American-Chinese business relations and discusses how American companies should manage these differences. By Ellen Huber When Den Leventhal found himself singing a near-and-dear Hebrew song at a...

/ March 12, 2015

Anbang Adds $1 Billion Korean Company to its Conquests

By Ellen Huber China’s state-owned Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire a 57.5 percent stake in South Korea’s Tong Yang Life Insurance Co. for about 1.1 trillion Korean Won ($1.01 billion), according to...

/ February 6, 2015

Universal Studios to Open $3.3 Billion Beijing Theme Park

By Ellen Huber US film company Universal Studios Inc. has teamed up with state-owned Chinese partner Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment Company to build a $3.3 billion theme park in Beijing. The park—which will be owned by the partners and a...

/ October 20, 2014

China, Spain Sign $4 Billion in Business Deals

By Ellen Huber China and Spain signed business deals worth about $4 billion at the end of September, just before Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy visited China on an investment mission, reports Reuters. Chinese and Spanish companies in industries like...

/ October 7, 2014

Intel Continues Mobile Market Investment with $1.5 Billion Deal

By Ellen Huber Intel Corp. announced at the end of September it would invest $1.5 billion into Chinese chip maker Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., doubling down on its recent efforts to insert itself in China’s mobile market, reports the New York...

/ October 7, 2014

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Exchange Link Inches Toward October Opening

By Ellen Huber China will link the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges over the next month as part of Premier Li Keqiang’s initiative announced in April to open up the Chinese market to foreign investors. The “Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock...

/ October 7, 2014

Competition with Chinese Firms Tops Challenges for American Companies in China

 By Ellen Huber and Erin Ennis When nearly one year ago a US business executive received word that his company was flatly denied membership to one of China’s biggest industry specifications and standards associations, he was left with many troubling...

/ September 26, 2014

Sinopec Sells Marketing Unit for $17.5 Billion

By Ellen Huber China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)—China’s largest refiner—filed an announcement with the Hong Kong stock exchange on Sunday that it will sell 30 percent of its $58 billion marketing unit, Sinopec Marketing, reports Reuters. The sale is...

/ September 19, 2014

UK, China Announce $3.9 Billion Deals Package

By Ellen Huber Britain announced on Friday that it would sign commercial deals with China valued over $3.9 billion at Chancellor George Osborne’s London meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, reports Reuters. The meeting occurred during the first ever...

/ September 16, 2014