Tag Archives: China

Managing The Dragon’s 2021 Predictions

As China returns to work after the Spring Festival, it’s time for Managing The Dragon to finalize its predictions for the Year of the Ox. While economic data in January and February may provide some hints as to the way in which the year will unfold, the timing of the lunar New Year holiday varies […]

Read more

2020 Predictions: How Did We Do?

Managing the Dragon began making its five New Year Predictions for China in 2008, and every year since, we have taken the time to look back and grade ourselves on their accuracy. While it may be considered somewhat arbitrary for us to grade our own paper, we try to be as objective as possible in […]

Read more

Global Trade Talk: Reconfiguring US-China Supply Chains for a Post-Coronavirus World

This article appeared in the recent edition of Global Trade Magazine. Global Trade is considered to be “The Authority For US Companies Doing Business Globally.” In my interview with Keith Rabin of KWR International, Inc., I discuss a wide range of issues, including China’s role in the global economy, the history and future prospects for […]

Read more

Managing The Dragon’s 2020 Predictions

While the Phase One Agreement (the “Agreement”) signed by U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He on January 15 represented a promising start to the New Year, the outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei Province quickly stole the spotlight. Reports of its spread have dominated the news ever since, […]

Read more

Perspective on US-China Trade War Resolution, Phase One

Last Thursday, the United States and China announced that the two countries had reached agreement on a “phase one” trade deal.

Read more

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 […]

Read more

China’s Auto Slump: When Will It End?

Vehicle sales in China slumped for the 12th consecutive month in June, with unit sales of passenger cars and commercial vehicles declining by 9.6 percent in the month, and 12.4 percent for the first six months of the year. With the exception of electric vehicles (“EVs”), which increased by 80 percent in June and 49.6 percent year to date, all other categories of cars, trucks, and buses registered declines. The continuing, unprecedented — and double-digit — drop in auto sales has industry observers stumped, begging the question: When will it end?

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Who Pays For Tariffs?

The Trump Administration’s tariff strategy begs the question as to who actually pays for these duties. Does the American consumer pay through higher prices and efficiency losses caused by disruptions in the global supply chain as Liberty Street Economics argues in a recent article?

Read more

Electric Commercial Vehicles in the U.S.

Despite the trade war, JFP Holdings is building a substantial business working with ADOMANI, Inc., a California company, to source electric drive trains, neighborhood electric vehicles, trucks, delivery and passenger vans, and buses from Chinese manufacturers for sale to fleet owners in the United States. China is, by far, the global leader in the manufacture […]

Read more