All posts by Lauren Dodillet

JV Brings AccuWeather Tech to China

By Lauren Dodillet  AccuWeather Inc. and Huafeng Media Group announced a joint venture (JV) on May 22. The JV, aka Huafeng-AccuWeather (Beijing) Co. Ltd, will bring AccuWeather technology to consumers in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao via Huafeng’s forecast...

/ May 28, 2015
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Boeing Sells Jets to Private Chinese Airline in $6.1 Billion Deal

By Lauren Dodillet The Boeing Company signed a contract—announced Monday—to provide Chinese budget airline Ruili Airlines with 60 new 737 Max jets within the next 10 years, although the exact delivery schedule has not been released. The $6.1 billion contract was brokered...

/ May 22, 2015
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Anonymous Chinese Consortium to Buy Spanish Soccer Club

By Lauren Dodillet  A Chinese consortium identifying itself only as “Intellectually Manufactured in China” is in talks to buy 95 percent of Malaga Club de Futbol, a Spanish La Liga soccer club, from owner Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani. Five percent...

/ May 7, 2015
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Qualcomm ‘Globalization’ Base to Win Back Chinese Tech Companies

By Lauren Dodillet  American company Qualcomm Incorporated, the world’s largest producer of chips for smartphones, announced the launch of its “globalization” unit on Monday. The Shenzhen-based unit—designed to help Chinese mobile tech companies compete overseas—comes shortly after Qualcomm settled an...

/ May 1, 2015
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Johnny Rockets Blasts Off to China

By Lauren Dodillet  Johnny Rockets announced plans last week to open 100 restaurants in China over the next decade in its largest development agreement to date, a massive expansion plan that will help it open its first Chinese franchise in...

/ April 14, 2015
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IBM to Share its Technology with Chinese Firms

By Lauren Dodillet  International Business Machines Corporation CEO Virginia Rometty, speaking at the China Development Forum in late March, announced a reverse in the company’s China policy. IBM will now share its technology with Chinese firms and allow them to...

/ April 6, 2015
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Chinese Film Companies Hooked on Hollywood’s Reels

By Lauren Dodillet  Last Monday two major Chinese film firms—Huayi Brothers Media Corp. and Beijing Enlight Media Co.—confirmed new movie deals with Hollywood companies. They declined to mention the names of those companies for unknown reasons, but according to Agence...

/ March 26, 2015

China, Russia Double Down on Pipeline Deals Despite Delays

By Lauren Dodillet China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said Sunday that negotiations with Russia for the Altai pipeline should be completed by the end of 2016. The pipeline will carry gas from the Altai region of Siberia into China. China,...

/ March 12, 2015

Ant Financial Plans Ahead for Mainland IPO

By Lauren Dodillet Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group—aka Ant Financial, the parent company behind Alibaba Group’s Alipay—plans to launch its IPO in China in either late 2016 or early 2017. Before the launch, Ant will pursue an...

/ March 12, 2015

$40 Billion Silk Road Fund Kicks Off China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiatives

By Lauren Dodillet The China-led $40 billion Silk Road Fund Company Ltd. began operations in early January to finance Chinese economic development programs: the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. The fund will invest in...

/ March 10, 2015