Archive for June, 2008

Anti-Monopoly Law Put to the Test

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Microsoft (the “small flaccid” one) is reported to be in the firing line of China’s antitrust investigators under the Anti-Monopoly Law, which we reported on here (see more background on China Law Blog here). ChannelWeb reports: “China state media on Wednesday reported that the Chinese government’s State Intellectual Property Office has launched antitrust investigations against […]

Stat Wrap (June 08)

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

The latest stats (with the usual warnings) to come out of China include: Trade: AP reports “China’s trade surplus shrank 10 percent in May from a year earlier, the second straight monthly decline…The $20.2 billion surplus for May was still relatively large — up from a $16.7 billion gap in April and $13.4 billion in […]

China Mobile’s Big (Procurement) Call

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

China is a big place, used to big deals. It is also fast-moving, and nowhere more so than in the (recently restructured) telecoms sector. Not everyone going to China gets it right – and Apple got bruised recently in its negotiations with China Mobile. However significant successes do some to some – with that very […]

McKinsey: Chinese Companies Competing. Globally?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Two new reports from McKinsey are flagged by China Challenges: These things are always good reading. And this time they are about one of our favorite subjects – Chinese companies going global. McKinsey’s own report outlines are below: Competition from China: Two McKinsey surveys “Executives around the world expect competition from Chinese companies to increase, […]

China Plane Plan Takes Off

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

The plan to get a Chinese passenger jet to market entered a new phase recently with the set-up of a US$2.7 billion company. Times of India notes: “Government sources said that the new company, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (CACC), will be responsible for researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing a made-in-China large passenger aircraft. The […]

Will the Quake Shake the Economy?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

While China stood in silence to mourn the human impact of the earthquake (and even netizens took time off), and the physical devastation locally, the wider economic impact also needs to be addressed as part of the recovery plan. Euronews reports: “US investment banks Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs say the quake should not have […]