joint ventures



Skype Hijacked in China; Microsoft OK With That

At Bloomberg Businessweek, Vernon Silver describes the unraveling of encrypted blacklists used to monitor instant messages in the Chinese version of Skype, which is produced as a joint venture between Microsoft and Chinese...

Let Them Eat Pop-Tarts!

While more companies are relying on Chinese tastes to produce luxury goods and cars, food companies, such as Nestle, have also followed suit. The Wall Street Journal reports Kellogg has now agreed to a joint venture to expand...

China, Russia Agree on Syria and North Korea

As China and Russia seem to be cooperating more with joint military drills and unity in vetoing the United Nations Security Council’s resolution on Syria, China’s Vice Premier, Li Keqiang, has announced that China and...

China Plans oil Refinery in Tianjin with Russia

China and Russia may join forces to build an oil refinery in Tianjin, the port city just east of Beijing. The refinery, which will be able to process 10 million tons of crude annually, will cost an estimated $4 billion. From...

Beijing Monitors Foreign Financial Groups

From FT: Beijing has stepped up its monitoring of international financial institutions in the country amid fears that the failure of a large foreign group could see the global credit crisis spill over into a largely insulated...

Danone Rues Court Trademark Ruling Backing Wahaha

From AP: French dairy maker Group Danone SA said Tuesday it would appeal to higher authorities after a local court ruled that its estranged Chinese joint venture partner owns the popular Wahaha trademark. Danone’s...

Partners Fight Over Wahaha in China

From The Wall Street Journal: An escalating dispute between Groupe Danone SA and Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co. over China’s largest soft-drinks empire looks increasingly as though it could result in a breakup of their...

GE to Invest $2bn In China

From the Financial Times: General Electric plans to invest up to $2bn in acquisitions and other deals in China over the next three years as part of a strategy to double its revenues in the country. The world’s biggest industrial...



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