All posts by Lauren Dodillet

Chinese State Nuclear Companies Merge into $96 Billion Firm

By Lauren Dodillet  A merger between state-owned nuclear enterprises China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and State Nuclear Power Technology Company (SNPTC) was approved earlier this month by China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. The resulting firm will have more...

/ February 20, 2015
Lady Justice

Dentons-Dacheng Merger Creates World’s Largest Law Firm

By Lauren Dodillet  China’s Dacheng Law Offices merged with international firm Dentons late last month, creating the world’s largest law firm and marking the second merger ever between a Chinese and multinational firm. Dacheng will join the other foreign firms...

/ February 10, 2015

The Power Behind China’s Nuclear Ambitions

By Lauren Dodillet In September 2014, China announced its intention to become a world nuclear power, just two months before agreeing to a groundbreaking climate change deal with the United States. If that deal—which calls for China to increase non-fossil...

/ February 6, 2015
Handshake

China’s Citic Makes Historic $10 Billion Deal

By Lauren Dodillet  Chinese state-owned investment company Citic Group announced that it will sell a 20 percent stake in its Hong-Kong based subsidiary Citic Ltd. to CT Bright—the 50-50 joint venture of Japanese Itochu Corporation and Thai Charoen Pokphand Group...

/ February 4, 2015
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Merger of China’s Two Largest Rail Companies Forms $26 Billion Firm

By Lauren Dodillet  State-owned China CNR Corporation Limited (CNR) and China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited (CSR) announced in a joint statement on December 30, 2014 that they will merge to form a single company—China Railway Stock Corp....

/ January 14, 2015
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Air China Buys 60 Boeing 737s for $6 billion

By Lauren Dodillet  A Boeing Company press release announced today that Air China Ltd. ordered 60 Boeing 737 and 737 Max aircrafts. The purchase is valued at over $6 billion, but with large-order discounts, Bloomberg reports that Air China will...

/ December 22, 2014
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Chinese Nuclear Group Strikes Wind Farm Deal in the UK

By Lauren Dodillet  China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) struck a deal with French utility company Électricité de France (EDF) earlier this week to pay more than $150 million for an 80 percent share in three of EDF’s UK wind...

/ December 22, 2014
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Dalian Wanda Eyes Lionsgate Purchase

By Lauren Dodillet  Dalian Wanda Group Corporation Ltd. is looking to buy a majority stake in Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, a Canadian-American film company. Wanda’s chair Wang Jianlin—the fourth-richest man in China—met with Lionsgate chair Mark Rachesky in October to...

/ December 15, 2014
Beijing Train

China Closes Largest Overseas Construction Deal with Nigeria

By Lauren Dodillet Chinese state-run China Railway Construction Corp Ltd. (CRCC) signed an official construction agreement with the Nigerian government last Thursday for an $11.97 billion rail line that will run the length of Nigeria’s coast. It is China’s largest...

/ November 25, 2014
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China, Australia Sign Free Trade Agreement

By Lauren Dodillet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met last week in Canberra to sign a landmark Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between their two countries. A decade in the making, the deal gives China the...

/ November 24, 2014