Tag: Company Profile

China Goes West: The Globalization of Chinese Brands

In the following excerpt from Joel Backaler’s book “China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global,” the chairman of China’s largest domestic automaker discusses how his company bought out Sweden’s Volvo: “We are like a poor...

/ February 24, 2015

Harley-Davidson in China

An American icon revs up its fan base and sales in China. by Paula M. Miller Often associated with freedom, open roads, and “raw power,” the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. has been increasing its global motorcycle sales in recent decades. Founded...

/ January 1, 2012

East Penn in China

A Pennsylvania battery company makes its first foray into China.by Virginia A. HulmeEast Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc. began to explore investing in China in the early 2000s, drawn in part by new opportunities and customers that had made the move...

/ May 1, 2010

Flying on the Panda Express

Washington, DC, experienced a big event in February, even before the record-breaking snow storms hit—the departure of the city’s beloved panda, Tai Shan, who was born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in July 2005. Like his parents Mei Xiang and...

/ March 1, 2010

Dow Chemical: Environmental Practices in China

The Dow Chemical Co. first entered China in the 1930s. To date, it has invested $900 million in Greater China, which covers mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Dow’s 2009 revenue in Greater China was $3.7 billion, and the region...

/ March 1, 2010

Pacific Trade International, Inc.

A small candle company finds glowing success on both sides of the Pacific by Virginia A. Hulme Founded in 1994 by wife-and-husband team Mei Xu and David Wang, Pacific Trade International, Inc. (PTI) has grown from a makeshift candle lab...

/ January 1, 2009

Wahaha

The Chinese beverage company’s expansion is no laughing matterby Paula M. MillerIf you’ve traveled in China, chances are you drank at least one bottle of Wahaha brand water, or perhaps the company’s iced tea, fruit drinks, or its Future Cola....

/ September 1, 2004

IKEA with Chinese Characteristics

The Swedish furniture retail giant is bringing its unique style—and sales model—to Chinaby Paula M. MillerFor a truly global experience, try stepping off the streets of Shanghai into one of IKEA’s largest outlets. Though the first item you see may...

/ July 1, 2004