Category: Environment

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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

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

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

Opportunities and Challenges in China’s Electric Vehicle Market

By Nick Marro, Hengrui Liu, and Yu Yan When the Tesla Model S debuted in China in April 2014, the country was embroiled in a heated debate over how to balance economic growth and environmental protection. Taking advantage of the...

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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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US, China Take Action on Climate Change

By Lauren Dodillet US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a US-China agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions last Wednesday, wrapping up two days of bilateral meetings after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. The deal pledges...

/ November 18, 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

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

The Business of Urbanization in China

The government is preparing to throw billions into urbanization in China, but has it thought through the hardware challenges? By Colin Shek Perhaps the most striking way to take in China’s startling urbanization is to sit in front of a...

/ September 16, 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