This one is good : the Chinese are complaining that their bullet train technology has been stolen by others, more precisely by countries where it has been sold. Maybe the Chinese electric car tehcnology will be better protected, but can anyone effectively guarantee that it will not be copied ? Anyway, Europe feels like it…… Continue reading Stealing the bullet (train)
It’s a Chinese saying about Japan and a great piece in the Guardian about the future relationship between the two East Asian giants. In its view, Trump is but a symptom of the inevitable US disengagement from Asia, and from that point on, Tokyo has only the option of going nuclear.
Another piece questioning the economic and geostrategic rationale behind the OBOR Initiative and its implications for Europe, especially the CEE countries.
Some $20bn equity funds went out of the US since June and half of them came to Europe, reinforcing the strong euro against the US dollar. Some EU exporters are surely not happy with the strong euro …
Thyssen-Krupp discusses a merger with Tata Steel.
This is rather unusual : eight EU countries band together for a complaint in a Chinese court for non respect of geographical indications, ie Chinese selling feta cheese, greek yoghurts or other wines as generic local products. Have Chinese courts become independent ? Or just testing ?
Two numbers speak by themselves : 42 per cent less Chinese outbound acquisitions in the last twelve months, as the State is clearly opposed to buying football clubs and other extravagant foreign shopping by the likes of Fosun, Wanda or Suning; but full steam for mergers and acquisitions related to Belt and Road projects, with…… Continue reading Chinese Policy-driven acquisitions