All posts by Ellen Huber

China Grants FedEx, UPS Domestic Shipping Licenses

By Ellen Huber After waiting nearly five years, US companies Federal Express Corporation and United Parcel Service, Inc. won approval in May to operate express services in dozens of Chinese cities, including Beijing. The city licenses—21 for FedEx and 14...

/ September 9, 2014

Alibaba Launches Investor Roadshow Ahead of IPO

By Ellen Huber The world’s largest e-commerce company—China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.—yesterday launched ten days of investor meetings in advance of its record-breaking initial public offering (IPO), reports Bloomberg. The IPO—set to hit the trading floor on September 19—is predicted...

/ September 9, 2014

IBM, Inspur Set Aside Rivalry After Partnership Announcement

By Ellen Huber On August 22, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and China’s Inspur Group Co., Ltd. (Inspur) announced that they have agreed to join a partnership involving IBM’s software and Inspur’s hardware in hopes to bolster their own businesses...

/ September 5, 2014

Amazon Looks to Expand China Presence via Shanghai Free Trade Zone

By Ellen Huber Amazon.com will soon open a logistics warehouse and set up operations in China’s Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), according to an August 20 announcement reported by Reuters. The US e-commerce giant will also be allowed to ship...

/ August 28, 2014

Chinese Opinions of America Up, but American Views Toward China Dimming

Pew Annual Survey finds 35 percent of Americans have a ‘favorable’ attitude about China By Andrew Gong American views on China are dimming, even while Chinese attitudes toward the United States have become more positive in recent years, according to...

/ August 7, 2014