Tag: China’s Investments Abroad

Don’t Misread Old Tealeaves

A series of derailed Chinese technology acquisitions in the US has triggered media reports about greater US scrutiny of Chinese investments. The release of an annual report by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), which reviews foreign...

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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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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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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

$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
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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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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
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Mexico Reneges on Bullet Train Collaboration

By Lauren Dodillet President Enrique Peña Nieto has rescinded the contract won by a Chinese-led consortium last week to build a high-speed railway in Mexico due to questions over the deal’s legitimacy. Opposition legislators have questioned the transparency of the...

/ November 12, 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