Tag: Technology

Mapping the Rise of China’s Commercial Drone Industry

Drones are a young and multifaceted industry that have only recently begun to show their true potential. In China, drones are now being used to change the business landscape and alter how companies conduct their operations in a wide variety...

/ March 15, 2017

Trash or Treasure? Prospects for China’s Recycling Industry

In order to achieve China’s repeatedly signaled desire to be a global leader in climate change, Beijing must reform and regulate the country’s recycling industry, which operates chiefly informally with limited government oversight.

/ April 6, 2016

Foxconn Acquires Sharp in $3.5 Billion Deal

Foxconn Technology Group and Sharp Corporation signed a deal on April 2 for the Taiwan-based electronic contract manufacturer to acquire the Japanese consumer electronics firm for $3.5 billion. The final deal, approved on March 30, is nearly $2.5 billion less...

/ April 5, 2016

As China pushes semiconductor industry, cybersecurity and politics push back

More than 90 percent of the semiconductors that China purchases are imported from the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. As a result, China spends more money importing semiconductors than it does oil. Over the next decade, China plans...

/ April 4, 2016

Didi Kuaidi Pressures Uber by Investing in Competitor Lyft

  Shuang Shan Update: During a joint press conference on Wednesday, Didi Kuaidi and Lyft announced a cross-border partnership that gives users of either app access to both services in the United States or China. The alliance, which will also...

/ September 16, 2015

Competing on the Edge: Chinese Conglomerates and Changes in Business Strategy

In the following excerpt from Edward Tse’s book China’s Disruptors: How Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, and Other Companies Are Changing the Rules of Business, the founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company discusses current changes in the Chinese business environment:  Writing about...

/ July 21, 2015
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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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Qualcomm ‘Globalization’ Base to Win Back Chinese Tech Companies

By Lauren Dodillet  American company Qualcomm Incorporated, the world’s largest producer of chips for smartphones, announced the launch of its “globalization” unit on Monday. The Shenzhen-based unit—designed to help Chinese mobile tech companies compete overseas—comes shortly after Qualcomm settled an...

/ May 1, 2015
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IBM to Share its Technology with Chinese Firms

By Lauren Dodillet  International Business Machines Corporation CEO Virginia Rometty, speaking at the China Development Forum in late March, announced a reverse in the company’s China policy. IBM will now share its technology with Chinese firms and allow them to...

/ April 6, 2015

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