International Relations
An Increasingly Open China: A Talk with Dr. Stephane Grand

An Increasingly Open China: A Talk with Dr. Stephane Grand

By Thibaud Andre   I recently met with Dr. Stephane Grand, founder of the accounting and financial firm SJ Grand in China. Dr. Grand was recently invited to the European Commission to prepare for the visit of Xi Jinping, and he is one of the foremost experts on the economic and legislative evolution of China....
Thinking on a Global Level: Business Globalization in the U.S. & China

Thinking on a Global Level: Business Globalization in the U.S. & China

Guest post by Ivan Serrano   With so many businesses pushing the digital side of their strategies, globalization is rapidly becoming less of a goal to reach toward and more of a necessity for survival. It’s easy for us to consider the ramifications and challenges that are part of globalizing from an American point of...
Hacking, Espionage, and IP Theft: A Perfect Storm for Technology MNCs in China?

Hacking, Espionage, and IP Theft: A Perfect Storm for Technology MNCs in China?

Where have the chips fallen in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations about American cyber-espionage?

Is California Ready for Massive Chinese Investment Inflow?

California could be poised to hugely benefit from Chinese outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) to the cool tune of $60 billion, says this Asia Society press release which features a groundbreaking study conducted jointly with the well-known research group Rhodium.
Obama and Romney's Fighting Words: What “Getting Tough on China” Really Means for Business

Obama and Romney’s Fighting Words: What “Getting Tough on China” Really Means for Business

Whether it is Obama or Romney who wins the 2012 presidential election, either candidate will have to deal with the fallout of the political cycle and what their campaign promises actually mean for U.S.-China trade relations.

Huawei Chinese Government Concerns Valid?

According to this Washington Post article, back in 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry rolled out the red carpet for Plano, Texas bound Huawei (www.huawei.com), a worldwide telecommunications giant, operating without obstacle in many countries in the world–except the USA. Despite widespread security concerns, Mr. Perry ushered Huawei in with open arms, while onlookers sited national...

South China Sea Conflict Repetitious, Worsening U.S.-China Business Ties

The latest news South China Sea conflict (see today’s Bloomberg BusinessWeek article) broadcasts more of the same rhetoric, and reaffirms a hardened stance by China, and other Asian countries–Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei–involved in the dispute regarding rights to minerals / natural resources discovered in the South China Sea. As we can easily ascertain from...

New Asian-U.S. Immigration Trends

Asian immigrants to the U.S. tends to be goal/family oriented, legal, and educated. This comes in the face of a  Hispanic immigration decrease in the USA due to more deportation/enforcement, lower birthrates in Mexico, and a down-economy in the U.S.. As of 2010, 36% of all new immigrants to the USA were Asian (that’s 430,000...