Risk Watch: Can China Withstand a Trade War?

The United States and China spent the first week of April ratcheting up trade tensions. But the Chinese Communist Party’s bark is louder than its bite, and the U.S. is just the opposite. The backdrop: On April 5, President Donald Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to identify an additional $100 billion of tariffs …

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Decoding the Political and Economic Issues Behind Foxconn’s Shanghai IPO

In January, Foxconn shareholders approved a plan to list its subsidiary, Foxconn Industrial Internet Co. Ltd. (FII), on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. On Feb. 9, the China Securities Regulatory Commission issued a prospectus for FII’s initial public offering (IPO). Some points to note: 1. FII’s holding company is Zhejiang Zhongjian Technology Co. Ltd., which owns 41.14 …

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