Tag Archives: JFP Holdings

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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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 […]

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Innovation and IPR in China, Part III

Innovation and IPR in China, Part III

Innovation and the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) go hand in hand, and are two topics that come up frequently in discussions about China. Tsinghua University is doing a study on the status of both in China and asked for my comments. In Part I, I responded to Tsinghua’s first set of questions, and […]

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New Sources of Capital in China

New Sources of Capital in China

China’s capital markets are at an inflection point, and foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) are seeing more opportunities to raise capital to fund their China operations than ever before. In terms of its capital markets, China finds itself in the same situation that the United States did at the beginning of the 1980s. During the 1970s, the […]

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Dim Sum Anyone?

Dim Sum Anyone?

No, I’m not talking about the meal of steamed dumplings and buns, rice noodle rolls, steamed vegetables, egg tarts and other Chinese delicacies that is so popular in Hong Kong. I’m talking about the $31 billion of RMB-denominated “dim sum” bonds that may be issued in Hong Kong this year. What’s a dim sum bond? […]

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Shanghai’s International Board

Shanghai’s International Board

Shanghai plans to be an international finance center by 2020, and creating a board on the Shanghai Stock Exchange where foreign companies can list their shares is seen as an essential component. Preparations for the board have been taking place over the past two years, and Shanghai’s Deputy Mayor, Tu Guangshao, who is responsible for […]

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China’s Equity Markets

China’s Equity Markets

It seems that nearly every company I speak to in China lately plans to go public in the next year or so. Most are not the Internet or social media companies that are the darlings of stock market investors everywhere. Instead, they are companies with sales as little as RMB 300 million ($46 million) that, […]

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Innovation and IPR in China, Part II

Innovation and IPR in China, Part II

Innovation and the protection of intellectual property rights (“IPR”) go hand in hand, and are two topics that come up frequently in discussions about China. Tsinghua University is doing a study on the status of both in China and asked for my comments. Part I provided my answers to the first set of questions posed […]

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China’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities

China’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities

In recent posts, MTD has discussed the idea of locating factories in China’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities as a way of dealing with rising costs in the country. There’s no question that wages, rents and just about every other cost incurred when building a factory are highest in Tier 1 cities like Beijing […]

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Don’t Leave China, Just Move!

Don’t Leave China, Just Move!

Several people have commented on Moving Back to America, a recent article in The Economist. The gist of the article is summed up in the first paragraph: When clients are considering opening another manufacturing plant in China, I’ve started to urge them to consider alternative locations,” says Hal Sirkin of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). […]

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