In 1990, the US produced 37% of the world’s semiconductors and Europe 44%. Now, those numbers are down to 12 and 9%, respectively, and in addition Taiwan has a near-monopoly on advanced node logic chips, of which it produces 92% of global supply (Financial Times). This dominance came about because TSMC’s early strategy was to […]
非洲老百姓关于中国投资项目有什么观点？/ What views do regular people in Africa have regarding Chinese investment projects?
Please note: this essay was first written in Chinese and translated to English afterward. I am still learning Chinese so advanced and native speakers may find mistakes or odd word choices. The information in this essay is primarily from a February 3, 2021 webinar hosted by The Diplomat, “African Perspectives on China.” The conclusion at […]
In November 2019, exchange-traded fund (ETF) index-providers began allocating between 33% and 37% of their emerging market funds to Chinese companies, resulting in more than $400 million flowing into the country. The trend is on track to continue: US portfolio investment in the Chinese market could increase to more than US $1 trillion by […]
One of the principal ways to ensure a deal is successful from beginning until its resolution is to achieve a high level of understanding of the counterparty’s negotiation style, and of their expectations for the various steps in the process. Chinese business persons and government employees meticulously study US negotiating styles and mores, but the […]