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China Autos: 2016 Wrap and 2017 Prospects

2016 turned out surprisingly well for China’s automakers. Among other factors, auto sales benefitted from the cut in the purchase tax on small cars initiated by the Chinese government in the final quarter of 2015 to boost flagging demand. The resulting surge in sales carried over into 2016, and when rumors surfaced later in the […]

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Tesla, Trump, and China

After nearly quadrupling in 2015, sales of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs), which includes plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and pure electric vehicles (EVs), surged by 82.2 percent to 337,000 units in China during the first 10 months of 2016. This does not include the 700,000 low-speed electric vehicles which were sold during the same period and which are […]

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Auto Sales Soar in China

Unit sales of trucks, buses, and passenger cars in China soared 26.3 percent in August, and a further 29 percent in August — racking up double-digit rates of growth that haven’t been seen in a few years. In fact, September’s jump in car sales was the largest monthly gain since January 2013. Strong sales performance […]

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Junk Bonds Come To China

Junk Bonds Come To China

During the decade of the 1970s in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was stuck at the 800 level, common stock offerings were few and far between, and companies with debt ratings lower than single “A” could not issue bonds. That meant that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the key job creators […]

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Chinese Company Offers To Acquire Control Of A Leading U.S. Battery Maker

With annual sales of approximately 19 million vehicles, China’s auto industry is now, by far, the largest in the world. Not content to be the world’s volume leader, though, government and industry leaders now share a common objective: “To make China’s auto industry the innovation leader by 2020.” To underscore this objective, Clean Energy Vehicles […]

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Boeing Flies The Friendly Skies of China

Boeing Flies The Friendly Skies of China

On the eve of the May 1 holiday in China, China Eastern Airlines, based in Shanghai, announced that it is buying 20 Boeing 777 jets worth nearly $6 billion, while also selling five Airbus A340s to the U.S. plane maker. China Eastern said it’s selling the Airbus A340-600 airplanes worth $708 million to Boeing because […]

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China’s Evolving Story

China’s Evolving Story

Below is a news item that we sent today to clients and friends of JFP Holdings regarding some of our findings since I started the company two years ago. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be included on all future mailings, please respond to MTD or to my e-mail […]

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CNN’s Jaime FlorCruz Sums Up The Summit

Having lived and worked in China since 1971, Jaime FlorCruz, CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief, has a very unique perspective on all things China. Jaime studied Chinese history at Peking University from 1977 to 1981, and served as TIME Magazine’s Beijing correspondent and bureau chief from 1982 to 2000. In the latest edition of Jaime’s China, […]

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Can China’s Relationship With The U.S. Take the Next Step?

Businessmen and diplomats certainly hope so. Expectations for Chinese President Hu Jintao’s trip to the United States are running high on both sides of the ocean. President Barack Obama is rolling out the red carpet, complete with the full pomp of a 21-gun salute and a black-tie dinner after Oval Office talks on Wednesday. People’s […]

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Why Bright Foods Likes GNC

Why is China’s Bright Food Group interested in GNC Holdings, the U.S. vitamin chain? That’s what Louise Lucas of the Financial Times wanted to know. Several months ago, Shanghai-based Bright Foods was in discussions to buy United Biscuits of the U.K., but its interest now seems to have shifted to the potential $2.5 billion acquisition […]

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