WeChat is not banned, at least not yet

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update 09-20-2020) It looks like the 9th court temporarily blocked the WeChat ban (NPR). The TikTok ban became irrelevant because there is the new deal with Oracle / Walmart (theverge). (Original 09-18-2020) CNN: US will ban WeChat and TikTok downloads on Sunday. Quote: “The only real change as of Sunday night will be [TikTok users]… Continue reading WeChat is not banned, at least not yet

Alipay wechat Pay

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was travelling in China for 9, 10 days recently, and I can see those two payments method everywhere. From the small food stall to KFC, one of those two methods are widely accepted, and in many cases cash transactions are very rare. I noticed this trend about 1.5 years ago during my China trip… Continue reading Alipay wechat Pay

Ag Bank of China IPO: bull case, bear case

Reading Time: < 1 minute Business week: Summary Box: China’s AgBank IPO nabs $19.2 billion. Wiki; Official web site of Ag Bank China’s (ABC, 中国农业银行股份有限公司). (source: ForeignHR) Bear case Ag bank of China primarily serves the less-developed regions and people in China: the rural areas, the villages, the farmers and peasants, the agriculture related business. Since the founding of People’s… Continue reading Ag Bank of China IPO: bull case, bear case

That special day

Reading Time: < 1 minute I felt I have to say a few words about that day. After all, some friends back home have already express that in various means. Today marks the twentieth anniversary of that day, a lot good things have happened to my home country in last 20 years. The giant US corporations are making money in… Continue reading That special day

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Who is Sichuan Tengzhong?

Reading Time: 2 minutes 四川腾中重工(in Chinese, Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Machinery) The little known Chinese Co. who bought Hummer brand from GM yesterday (News: Bloomberg; Reuters; Tengzhong web site). Quote Reuters: Tengzhong, formed in 2005 through several mergers, makes special-use vehicles such as dump trucks and fuel tankers, as well as construction machinery, energy equipment, and structural components for highways… Continue reading Who is Sichuan Tengzhong?

Huntsman named new US ambassador to China

Reading Time: < 1 minute I knew about Huntsman (the company) because of last year’s private equity back out from announced acquisition. And I knew Jon Huntsman Sr. found Huntsman Cancer Institute, besides founding the Huntsman chemical company. I didn’t know Jon Huntsman Jr. is a moderate (pragmatic) republican, and he and his wife has adopted a baby girl from… Continue reading Huntsman named new US ambassador to China

Baidu: got a bit evil?

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Nov 17, Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), China largest web search company got a huge blow in the market as the news of “Baidu placed “faked doctors and drug ad” broke (see BW for more details). This reminds me of the Focus Media (Naqdaq: FMCN) Spam text messaging story about 7 months ago. In both cases… Continue reading Baidu: got a bit evil?

GM, China giant stimulus package

Reading Time: < 1 minute My initial thought China announced a giant $586 billion economy stimulus package a few days ago. My first response was not warm to it: I always think the Chinese goverment should invest in “Education and healthcare”. Infrustructure? Did not China already get really good infrustructures in the coastal areas including Beijing? China’s economy problem is… Continue reading GM, China giant stimulus package

China Mobile Group got robbed

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to Chinese news, China Mobile’s ultimate parent, the China State Asset Management Co. (CSAM), took 50 billion Chinese Yuan (about 7.30 billion USD) from China Mobile Group (the parent of China Mobile Limited, NYSE: CHL; HKSE:0941), and gave it to China Telecom. For CSAM, this is merely put money from left pocket to right… Continue reading China Mobile Group got robbed