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China’s Charging Ahead!

Electric Vehicle (EV) makers the world over face a classic “chicken and egg” problem. Concerned with the range of EVs and the availability of charging stations, consumers are reluctant to forsake their cars powered by internal combustion engines in favor of those powered by batteries. Yet, building a charging infrastructure is expensive, and investors are […]

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The Early Detection Diagnostics Market In China

Note to MTD Followers: In the course of its daily activities, JFP Holdings, Ltd. gains first-hand insights into various aspects of China’s economy. Until now, these findings have been reserved for internal use only. However, in order to promote a greater understanding of China and its economy, JFP Holdings has decided to make its proprietary […]

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Connectivity: A ‘Game Changer’ For Chinese Auto Companies

For an industry that traces its origins to the late 1800s, the global automobile industry is facing fundamental, far-sweeping changes the likes of which it has never seen before. Ever since 1908, when Henry Ford decided to power his new Model T with a gasoline internal combustion engine, the basic technological architecture of the passenger […]

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Managing the Dragon’s Predictions for 2016

The Year of the Monkey got off to a rocky start in China, demonstrating once again just how much events in China now impact the rest of the world. In 2016’s first day of trading, shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”) plunged 7 percent, triggering circuit breakers that cut short the day’s trading session. […]

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Chinese Technology Firms Eye Autos

The global automotive market, which has always been one of the most competitive in the world, is likely to become even more crowded in the years ahead. Although the level of technology required to produce the modern car is considerable, many industry analysts refer to passenger cars as mere “differentiated commodities” because the way in […]

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Tesla Overestimates The China Market

Wanted: Head of China for Tesla, a $25 billion Wall Street darling whose “disruptive technology” provides Chinese auto buyers with an attractive, environmentally friendly product. This position offers the right candidate the opportunity to develop Tesla’s business in the China market, the size of which is expected to rival that of the United States in […]

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China Leads In Renewable Investment—Again!

China Leads In Renewable Investment—Again!

Every opportunity — and every problem — in China is big! There is no such thing as a small opportunity, or a small problem, in the world’s most populous country. That is certainly true when it comes to environmental and energy issues. With more cars on the road every year and increasing demands for power […]

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What’s It Like to Buy a Tesla in China?

China figures big in the future plans of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), the Palo Alto, California-based electric car company that has captured the imagination of so many car enthusiasts — and investors. To illustrate how important China is to the company, Veronica Wu, Vice President of Tesla’s China operations, said earlier this year that she expects China […]

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Can Tesla Outsell Porsche in China?

Over the past few weeks, there have been several announcements regarding the activities of Tesla Motors, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA) in China. In late January, Tesla announced that a version of its Model S, which sells for $81,070 in the United States, would retail for 734,000 yuan ($121,300) in China after shipping costs and import duty and […]

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China’s Car Sales Surge — Again!

After respectable — but low for China — growth of 7.7 percent in 2012, car sales surged by 21.6 percent during the first quarter of 2013. Even more surprising was the fact that sales of Chinese brands increased even faster than the overall market. Sales by the local car companies increased by 33.6 percent during […]

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