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U.S.-China Trade Talks: What Happened?

The June 29 truce in the trade war between the United States and China lasted just over one month. Thirty-three days after the presidents of the two countries met in Osaka, Japan and agreed to resume negotiations, President Trump, frustrated by the slow progress of negotiations, announced that the United States would impose a 10 […]

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Electric Vehicles for the U.S. Market

In 2018, JFP Holdings initiated a new line of business — sourcing automotive components from China for sale to the U.S. auto aftermarket and sourcing high quality commercial electric vehicles (“EVs”) from leading Chinese EV manufacturers for sale to American fleet owners. Over the past 20 years, China has become the largest automobile market in […]

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Negotiating In China: Jack’s 10 Rules For Success

Several years ago, Tsinghua University asked me to speak to a group of Citibank execs about negotiating in China. In preparation for that class, I came up with my 10 Rules for Success. The class went over so well that I had the 10 Rules printed on plastic cards, which I now routinely hand out […]

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Managing The Dragon’s 2019 Predictions

“If you are going to be a bear, be a grizzly,” my father used to tell me. That’s the way I feel about going into 2019 with my five predictions for the New Year. Four of the five are dependent to a greater or lesser degree on the trade war between the United States and […]

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China Needs A Robust Stock Market

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of any economy, whether it is fully developed like those in the United States or Germany, or one that is still emerging like China’s. According to Yijiang Wang, Professor of Economics and Human Resource Management at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, SMEs account […]

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China’s Other Electric Vehicle Industry

While the global automotive giants struggle to find a winning formula for electric vehicles (“EVs”), approximately 100 manufacturers in China have already identified a large potential market undiscovered by the traditional players. The common problems faced by EV automakers — high cost, driving range, and the availability of charging stations — are not issues for […]

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2014 Predictions: How Did We Do?

It’s that time of the year again — time to look back on the previous 12 months and assess how we did in terms of predicting the course of events in China. But first, let’s set the stage. At this time last year, China had just announced a 60-point reform plan that was described as […]

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Happy Thanksgiving to All MTD Readers

Having lived in China for the past 21 years, one question I’m frequently asked is: “What about the United States do you miss most?” For my wife and me, the answer to that question is easy—the holidays. On the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day, when everyone in the States is taking a […]

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New on Managing The Dragon: Podcasts Featuring MTD’s Jack Perkowski

Managing The Dragon is very pleased to begin presenting podcasts, featuring MTD‘s Jack Perkowski discussing important businesses issues of the day, in shows produced either by MTD or when Jack appears on other popular podcasts or radio shows. In this first installment, Jack talks with Wade Taylor, host of wsRadio.com‘s “China America Business and Lifestyle Show,” about […]

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Happy Thanksgiving to Managing The Dragon’s Readers

Having lived in China for the past 20 years, one question I’m frequently asked is: “What about the United States do you miss most?” For my wife and me, the answer to that question is easy—the holidays. On the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day, when everyone in the States is taking a […]

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