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.
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
The Chinese are apparently on the verge of buying Fiat Chrysler Auto (FCA) and with it, Jeep, a true icon of American history. Two remarks: (1) their mountain of money has to go somewhere, and the Popular Republic has a State Policy of acquiring foreign businesses, and at the end of the day FCA is…… Continue reading Chinese Jeep
The EU imposed provisional duties of 28.5% on some steel products from China, following an investigation started in December 2016 and a 45% surge of imports in 2017. Anyway, the Chinese producers make a half of European imports of the products in question and the Global Forum on steel is not apparently able to limit…… Continue reading Anti-Dumping on Chinese Steel