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US loses top investment destination spot to China


January 30, 2015 11:14 am ET

China has overtaken the United States as the leading global destination for foreign direct investment, according to a new report.

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China to lead the way on robots


January 30, 2015 11:12 am ET

More industrial robots will be operating in China’s production plants than in the European Union or North America by 2017.

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DuPont-Chenguang JV to produce fluoroelastomers in China


January 29, 2015 12:30 pm ET

DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions and Zhonghao Chenguang Chemical Research Institute Co. Ltd. are proceeding with a 50-50 joint venture to serve the fast-growing Chinese fluoroelastomers market.

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China XD to catch up on Sichuan project


January 28, 2015 2:41 pm ET

Automotive compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: CXDC) has been working on its fourth production base in Nanchong, Sichuan province since 2013.

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China's plastics industry making a shift


January 27, 2015 3:41 pm ET

China's plastic industry is in the midst of a “profound adjustment” from large-scale and high-speed growth to growth focused on quality, efficiency and environmental concerns, says the executive vice president of the China Plastics...

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Citadel opens second compounding facility in China, near Shanghai


January 27, 2015 3:22 pm ET

Citadel Plastics Inc., the American manufacturer of thermoplastic and engineered composite compounds, has opened its second facility in China, outside of Shanghai.

China's growth hits 24-year low


January 21, 2015 10:17 am ET

The world's second largest economy reported its 2014 gross domestic product growth at 7.4 percent, the lowest since 1990. The plastics industry exhibits similar trends, referred to by many as the "new normal."

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Emerging markets beckon China's toymakers


January 21, 2015 2:08 pm ET

Manufacturers at the recent Hong Kong Toys & Game show say plummeting oil prices have had negligible effect on toy makers' bottom lines.

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JCI to open second global HQ, in China


January 19, 2015 9:18 am ET

Johnson Controls Inc. plans to open a second global headquarters, in Shanghai, in 2017.

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India's Motherson builds car mirror molding plants in Michigan, China


January 15, 2015 5:12 pm ET

Global auto parts molder Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec is spending $40 million on a plant expansion in Michigan that will nearly double its North American capacity for rearview mirrors.

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