Tag: China

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Sparking New Business: US Innovation, with Chinese Funding

By Brooke Salkoff For Alex Gruzen, CEO of wireless charging pioneer WiTricity, working with a tech-focused venture capital firm in China seemed a natural fit. Gruzen knew China well from his time at Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, and then Dell, where he...

/ July 6, 2015
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China’s CITIC Antes Up $113 Billion for Silk Road Initiative

By Lauren Dodillet Chinese state-owned conglomerate CITIC Ltd. announced last week that it will invest upwards of $113 billion dollars into China’s “One Belt, One Road” (aka the New Silk Road) initiative. The money will come from its banking, securities,...

/ June 30, 2015
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Didi Kuaidi Raising $1.5 Billion to Retain Control of China’s Car Service Industry

By Lauren Dodillet Xiaoju Kuaizhi Inc.—also known as Didi Kuaidi, China’s largest taxi and ride-sharing company—is attempting to raise enough money to value the startup app at $45 billion. Back in April, Didi Kuaidi raised $600 million from US hedge...

/ June 18, 2015
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VW Zaps Life Into China’s Electric Vehicle Market

By Lauren Dodillet  On June 3, Volkswagon Group (VW) signed a deal with China’s SAIC Motor Corporation Ltd to boost research, development, and production of electric and hybrid vehicles in China. The deal is a part of Volkswagen’s larger commitment...

/ June 10, 2015

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

The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

In this excerpt from his book The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency, Mark L. Clifford tells the tale of the inspiration sparked by the impromptu introduction of wind power to China and foreshadows the...

/ April 9, 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
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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