The Beijing city government has issued a notice to further relax restrictions on foreign investment in six key sectors, including science and technology, Internet and information, cultural and educational, financial services, business and tourism services and health care.
The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, a €8.0 billion sovereign development fund managed and controlled by Ireland National Treasury Management Agency, has teamed up with China’s CIC Capital Corporation to establish a €150 million fund to invest in high-growth Irish technology firms with an ambition to access the Chinese market, and Chinese firms seeking to use Ireland as a base for European operations.
China has released its first national guidelines on road tests for autonomous vehicles, a key step in a wider effort to promote development of the technology. The U.S., which is currently well ahead of China in terms of AV testing, currently depends on regulations at the state level.
An earlier version of this story first appeared on Tribune Interactive. The long-predicted China-U.S. trade war is here. The U.S. government under Donald Trump on Tuesday listed US$50 billion worth of Chinese exports that could be hit with 25% tariffs, ranging from electric cars to education material and medicine. China quickly retaliated with a list of similar duties on key U.S. imports including soybeans, planes, cars, beef and chemicals. The tariffs won’t go into effect right away. The U.S. said it …
The U.S. government under Donald Trump has published a list of about 1,300 Chinese exports that could be hit with 25% tariffs. The tariffs would apply to about US$50 billion worth of goods, ranging from electric cars to education material.
China has announced tariffs of up to 25% on 128 U.S. imports worth US$3 billion, in retaliation to U.S. duties on steel and aluminium, further escalating the ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war.
As trade tensions between China and the U.S. continue to escalate, China has unveiled a new program to bring high-tech companies back home.
Airbnb has emailed its hosts in China that the company will start sharing host information with the Chinese government to comply with local laws and regulations as soon as March 30th.
China Southern Airlines recently gave the U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Company a present in the form of an agreement to buy US$3.6 billion worth of aircraft. But on Tuesday, the airline’s Chairman Wang Changshun made a thinly veiled warning: if the U.S. engages in a trade war, the deal could be threatened.
China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) has issued a notice to local regulators to crack down on inappropriate online entertainment content made by editing or combining video clips that are illegally downloaded.
Chinese netizens are indifferent to the news that China will merge its three national radio and television media outlets to create a mega broadcasting conglomerate. Majority of the young population in China now consume news and entertainment on their phones. Television programs, especially state-run TV shows, are mainly watched by older citizens.
Chinese securities regulators has imposed the nation’s largest fine to date for stock market manipulation, in the latest effort by the Beijing government to crack down irregularities in the financial markets.
China announced plans to merge the two regulators responsible for its banking and insurance sectors, creating a new body with enhanced oversight of the two sectors that have a combined US$43 trillion of financial assets.
For the hundreds of thousands Chinese scientists trained overseas returning home, there is now a more palpable concern when making this increasingly popular career move. As the FBI accused a top Chinese AI expert for fraud last week, the action was interpreted by China as part of a "technology cold war" waged by the U.S. against the country and its top scientists.
The Chinese securities regulator is rumored to consider giving special approvals to tech unicorns, a term for private tech companies worth US$1 billion or more, so that they can achieve speedy regulatory approval to list shares on domestic stock exchanges.
China’s government took further steps to clamp down on the nation’s insurance sector by issuing warning on Saturday to three major insurers related to their overseas investments, just one day after the government seized temporary control of Anbang Insurance Group. China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) issued warning notices to Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China, New China Life Insurance and China Re Asset Management Co., saying they had violated official rules regarding overseas investments. The notices did not, however, provide …
China’s Communist Party (CCP) has proposed revising the country’s constitution that would allow President Xi Jinping to continue serving as the country’s leader with no limits on terms. CCP said in an announcement via state-owned media outlets today that it will remove the provision that states Chinese President and Vice President "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" from the constitution. There were over a dozen other proposed changes, but the key action is clearly the deleting of the …
American semiconductor and electronics manufacturer Xcerra Corporation and China’s Hubei Xinyan Equity Investment Partnership have cancelled their proposed merger after failing to receive approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the companies announced today.
China’s insurance regulator has decided to takeover Anbang Insurance Group, a once high-flying insurance company headed by Wu Xiaohui, ex-husband to the granddaughter of former Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. In a statement posted on the China Insurance Regulatory Committee (CIRC), Wu Xiaohui, Anbang’s ex-chairman, has been prosecuted for alleged economic crimes by a court in Shanghai.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") decision to block a Chinese-led investor group from buying the Chicago Stock Exchange ends a two-year campaign to turn the small , 136-year old exchange into a venue for international IPOs. It also marks the latest in a string of blocked deals involving Chinese companies trying to buy major U.S. assets.
Huawei may be facing a virtual sales ban in the United States, due to alleged security concerns, but that hasn’t stopped the Chinese company from launching tests of its 5G wireless technology just north of the border in Canada. On Wednesday, Huawei unveiled an urban trial of 5G wireless-to-the-home services in Vancouver, in partnership with Canadian carrier Telus. The trial is believed to be the first of its kind in North America. “This trial represents continued progress toward the launch of 5G, …
Lu Wei, the former head of China’s powerful Internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China, has been expelled from the Community Party amid claims he used his power to gains financial and sexual favors.
Chinese companies issuing bonds can no longer seek debt guarantees from local governments, or tell their investors that their bonds are backed by local governments, according to a new measures announced by China’s top State planning body. A notice detailing new rules for corporate bond issuance issued Monday by the National Development and Reform Commission stated: "It is strictly forbidden for reporting enterprises to require or accept the local government and its subordinate departments in various names to provide guarantee …
The great unwinding has begun. Driven by overstretched balance sheets and a government crackdown on lavish overseas spending, China’s two biggest corporate shoppers, Dalian Wanda Group and HNA Group, are set to go on a selling spree. And early indication are that we are about to see a fire sale. Speaking Monday as his company announced results, Wang Jianlin, CEO of Dalian Wanda said the company he heads "will resort to every financial tool to reduce debt, including the disposal of …
China’s direct investment in the United States dropped by 35% in 2017 to US$29 billion in completed deals, and the value of newly announced Chinese acquisitions in the U.S. dropped by 90% compared to 2016, due to regulatory hurdles from both countries, according to a report by Rhodium Group, a research consultancy based in New York.
Chinese state-owned semiconductor manufacturing supplier Naura Microelectronics Equipment Co., Ltd announced that it had completed a US$15 million acquisition of U.S. company Akrion Systems LLC, a supplier of surface preparation for solar and semiconductor devices.
China wants to buy more than just beef and soybeans from the United States. The world’s second largest economy also eagerly wishes to greatly increase the import of American technology.
Chinese regulators are rumored to take another forceful action toward the Bitcoin industry, potentially asking bitcoin mining companies in China to exit the business soon. This is another and final major blow to China’s Bitcoin industry after Beijing closed all Bitcoin exchanges and banned initial coin offerings last fall.
Ant Financial Services Group and MoneyGram announced that they have mutually agree to terminate their merger deal after both companies failed to obtain the required approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
In a sign of increasing scrutiny on Chinese acquisitions in the U.S., a Chinese buyer said it is refiling its applications to a U.S. foreign deal oversight body in order to add mitigation measures to secure U.S. government approval.
Lu Wei, the former head of China’s powerful Internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China, is under investigation for suspected corruption, according to statements (in Chinese) issued by the ruling Communist Party’s disciplinary agency.