Category: Trade

COFCO Announces IPO Three Years Out

By Lauren Dodillet China’s largest state-run grain trading company announced at the end of October that it was planning to launch an IPO within three years. China National Cereals, Oils, and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) CEO Frank Ning said the company...

/ November 5, 2014

China Forms Infrastructure Bank Despite US Opposition

By Lauren Dodillet Representatives from China, India, and 19 other Asian nations gathered in Beijing last Friday to sign a memorandum of understanding to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). China, which proposed the project last year, hopes the...

/ October 30, 2014

China, Russia Sign Pipeline, Currency Exchange Deals

By Lauren Dodillet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed 38 agreements promoting economic cooperation between the two countries on Monday in Moscow. Two major agreements concerned a natural gas pipeline and a yuan-ruble currency...

/ October 16, 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

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

IBM, Lenovo Deal Passes US Security Review

International Business Machines Corp. announced on August 15 that a US national security review panel approved its plan to sell its x86 low-end server business to China’s Lenovo Group Ltd. for $2.3 billion. After reaching the agreement back in January,...

/ September 5, 2014

China Invests Heavily in US Real Estate, Energy

By Stephanie Henry US governors are heading to China in increasing numbers to seek potential investors for public and private projects. Since 2009, US governors have led 58 trade missions to China, helping to usher in more than $34 billion...

/ September 3, 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

Bilateral Investment Treaties: What They Are and Why They Matter

By Stephanie Henry The United States and China—the world’s two largest economies—agreed at the 2013 Strategic and Economic Dialogue to restart negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT). But what are bilateral investment treaties (BIT)? Why do we need them?...

/ July 29, 2014