China Business Update (CBU) is trade publishing company based in Beijing (CBU Info Resources, Inc.) CBU has correspondents and research associates in major automotive manufacturing cities in China and around the world.
In addition to e-newsletter CBU-Auto (weekly, since 1995), CBU-Autostats (monthly since 1997), CBU-HeavyDuty (bi-weekly since 2010), CBU-EVHybrid (bi-weekly, since 2010) distributed worldwide, CBU publishes a monthly four-color magazine, China Automotive Review (CAR) with a circulation of 10,000 (paid and controlled). Total qualfied readership, which comprises mainly of OEM and supplier executives, government officials, analysts, importers/exporters, is over 100,000. CAR is the only print and online publication in the world focusing exclusively on the emerging Chinese motor vehicle industry.
CBU publishes an annual directory of OE and supplier manufacturers in China thanks to a comprehensive and updated database that has been built since 1996.
CBU conducts special and customized market research on the world's largest emerging automobile market. CBU also offers consulting on a project or retained basis.
Since 1996, CBU has been organizing annual international conferences on doing automotive business in China. The past 16 conferences were held in Detroit (1996, 1997), Beijing (1998, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010), Shanghai (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011) and Frankfurt (2002). CBU’s 17th annual international conference and 3rd Global Automotive Symposium (GAS) will be held on April 23-26, 2012 in Beijing. The theme of the conference will be: China's Auto Market Size, Competition and Global Impact.
Our clients include Fortune 500 OEMs and suppliers, investment banks, accounting firms, consulting firms, government agencies and trade associations. With our extensive networks in China and the world, we make sure that our clients get the best possible services available to help them tap into the Chinese automobile and components market.
Wayne W.J. Xing, Ph.D.
CBU also publishes a weekly Chinese-language e-newsletter Zhongguo Qiche Yaowen (QCYW) (www.cbuauto.com.cn) since 2005, which is read by mid-level and senior executives of automotive and related companies in China. Its mission is to offer an independent voice in the study and coverage of China's automobile market, with exclusive weekly insights, analyses, commentaries and editorials.
Wayne, W.J. Xing, Ph.D.
Wayne W.J. Xing, Ph.D., is Honoary Editor of China Automotive Review, a monthly tabloid magazine, and CBU-Auto, a weekly e-newsletter distributed worldwide..
Dr. Xing holds a B.A. in English from the Beijing University of Foreign Studies (1968), an M.A. in Journalism from the Beijing Institute of Journalism (1982) and an MA and Ph.D. in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1992). After teaching for two years at the Dalton School in New York City, Dr. Xing founded Gnix Transpacific Co., Ltd. and China Business Update in 1994.
Lei Xing is Executive Managing Editor and Director of Business Development at China Business Update/China Automotive Review (CBU/CAR), mainly responsible for the operation of publications, annual conferences and market research.
With an MBA from Babson College and a BA degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Lei has been working with CBU/CAR for the past 11 years, and has previously been responsible for the weekly newsletter CBU-Auto, annual Directory of Chinese Vehicle, Motorcycle, Components and Parts Manufacturers, as well as China Automotive Review.
Ray Jing is executive editor of CBU’s bi-weekly e-newsletter CBU-EVHybrid and editor of China Automotive Review.
Ray holds a B.A. in English from the Beijing University of Foreign Studies. Ray worked as assistant project manager in Howell International Trade Fair Ltd. which runs China’s largest digital game show China Joy. Then Ray worked as a journalist and editor for the government-backed weekly English new magazine Beijing Review for five years and English magazine Shanghai Expo Weekly for a year. Ray joined CBU in 2011.
Jennifer Chen is Editor and Reporter at China Business Update/China Automotive Review (CBU/CAR), mainly responsible for news report of the biweekly e-newsletter CBU-HeavyDuty and monthly magazine China Automotive Review (CAR).
With an M.A. in Translation and Bilingual Communication from Hong Kong Baptist University and a BA degree in English Language and Literature from Capital Normal University in Beijing, Jennifer has been working with CBU since July 2010. Jennifer has also studied in the University of Minnesota for one year as an exchange student during her undergraduate years.
Frank Shi is the Assistant Editor of China Automotive Review and CBU-Auto. Frank joined CBU in November 2011.
Frank owns a B.A. in English from Industrial & Commercial College, Hebei University.
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