Property tycoon Pan Shiyi’s Family has been on fire lately! First, his son Pan Rui was wanted by the Chinese Communist Party for his words. Now Pan is in the spotlight for selling at a discount at Home and buying abroad. Is it the “20 years of decline” or the “20 years of hiding the light”? The world’s high technology really can’t turn without Japan, but also to suppress the Chinese Communist Party to death.
What was discussed? The U.S. and Japan’s foreign and defense ministers shouted at the Chinese Communist Party after talks in Tokyo on the 16th, experts say: a tough attitude. The United States has set a precondition for a high-level meeting between the United States and China on the 18th, and the Chinese Communist Party’s desire to improve relations with the United States will be defeated. British media revealed that in response to the threat of China and Russia, the British nuclear warhead ceiling will increase by 40%.
U.S. bailout policy hidden worries emerge, 30 billion U.S. dollars will flood into the stock market.
Selling even at a discount, Pan Shiyi sells Chinese assets
Pan Shiyi’s family has been in the news recently. First, his son, Pan Rui, is suspected to be on the Chinese Communist Party’s most wanted list for his overseas comments. In June last year, Pan exposed on Weibo that “at least one camp was buried alive” by Chinese soldiers in the Sino-Indian border conflict.
Now Pan Shiyi is selling off his domestic assets, but we don’t know what the relationship is between the two.
Pan Shiyi, the founder of SOHO China, is very popular in China, but many of the accusations against him are from netizens. Either he didn’t donate to Wuhan during the Epidemic, or he donated a cumulative $600 million to American colleges and universities, and others were questioning him and his wife, why he frequently sold domestic assets.
After investigation, AI Finance found that from 2014 to now, Pan Shiyi has sold domestic assets to cash out nearly 30 billion yuan, and also bought and sold overseas. But can Pan really liquidate his domestic assets?
Initially, Pan Shiyi sold off SOHO China’s marginal assets, and in 2014, after only three months, SOHO China found buyers for two projects in Shanghai, SOHO Jing’an Plaza and SOHO Hyland Plaza, which were eventually sold to Financial Street Holdings for $5.232 billion in non-core locations in Shanghai.
In the seven years since then, SOHO China has staged a succession of asset sales.
In September 2014, Pan Shiyi sold 100,000 square meters of property in Shanghai Lingkong SOHO to Ctrip for $3.05 billion.
In 2015, Pan Shiyi transferred a 50% interest in the Bund IFC (8-1) site to former rival Guo Guangchang for RMB 8.493 billion, and in 2016, Pan Shiyi sold SOHO Century Plaza to Guohua Life Insurance for a total of RMB 3.22 billion, and in 2017, Hongkou SOHO and Lingkong SOHO were sold to Singaporean company Keppel for RMB 3.57 billion and RMB 4.944 billion respectively. billion were sold to Singaporean company Keppel Land and Hong Kong‘s leading private equity firm Kiwi Capital.
While Pan Shiyi keeps telling the public that he will hold his high-quality assets for a long Time, he starts looking for buyers to sell them, even at a discount.
In the last two years, Pan Shiyi has even started to sell his “eight majors”, which he was once most proud of. The so-called “eight majors” are SOHO China’s eight core office projects – Wangjing SOHO, Guanghua Road SOHO Phase 2, Qianmen Street and Lize SOHO in Beijing, as well as Bund SOHO, SOHO Renaissance Plaza, Gubei SOHO and SOHO Shanghai. Plaza, Gubei SOHO and SOHO Tianshan Plaza projects in Shanghai.
In 2020, the epidemic broke out and Blackstone and High Tide withdrew from the M&A of the “Big 8” one after another.
On the one hand, they are selling in China, and on the other hand, they are buying overseas.
After 2014, he no longer chose to acquire any new domestic projects. Even before clearing out his domestic assets, Pan Shiyi had already started buying abroad.
Unlike Li Ka-shing, who sold his assets in mainland China and bought out half of his land in the United Kingdom, Pan Shiyi chose to buy a large amount of assets in the U.S. In 2011, he bought the Port Authority Coach Station office building next to Manhattan Plaza in New York for $700 million, and in 2012, he paid $600 million for a 49% stake in Manhattan’s Park Avenue Plaza.
In 2013, Pan Shiyi’s current wife, Zhang Xin, CEO of SOHO China, joined forces with the Safra family of Brazil to acquire a 40% stake in the General Motors Building in the United States for $1.4 billion. In addition, Pan Shiyi’s eldest son also set up a real estate company in the United Kingdom, picking up several local property projects.
In late 2019, Pan Shiyi again quietly began a series of overseas capital moves during the period when SOHO China intended to sell its “eight majors”. According to SkyEye, from December 18, 2019 to January 14, 2020, Pan Shiyi registered seven companies in just 28 days, all with overseas shareholders.
The biggest public welfare investment of Mr. and Mrs. Pan Shiyi was to put money into Harvard, Yale and other famous overseas schools to engage in cooperation, donating $100 million to set up bursaries. in 2014, Mr. and Mrs. Pan Shiyi donated $15 million to Harvard University, and later set up a foundation to donate $100 million to Harvard again, and in the same year, they also donated $15 million to Yale University.
It was soon discovered that not long after the donation, Pan Shiyi’s two sons were enrolled at Yale and Harvard in succession. Cao Dewang once commented meaningfully on this charity: “What exists is justified, and Pan Shiyi and his wife, they are both spooky and smart.”
In these areas, Japan can still suppress China to death
In the past 20 years, Japan has given the outside world the impression that it is mostly a “declining developed country”, with economic development continuing to regress and technological development stagnating. Is this really the case, or is it a deliberate attempt to create a “false decline” in Japan?
From the front of the stage, a series of consumer goods Japanese companies are being beaten back by the Chinese manufacturing, but from behind the scenes, in many key areas such as chips, robotics, and even oil, Japan is still able to global “a hand in the sky”.
The field of robotics has “four families”, respectively: FANUC FANUC (Japan), Yaskawa Yaskawa (Japan), ABB (Switzerland), KUKA KUKA (Germany).
In the field of high-end industrial robots, such as six-axis multi-joint robots used in high-end automotive, chip and electronic fields, the four big families even directly dominate more than 90% of the Chinese market.
Among the four families, Japan alone occupies half of the market. If you look at the market share, Japan is even more overwhelmingly dominant.
Among the top ten robot brands, Japan occupies seven, and only two, Fanuc and Epson, occupy 1/4 of the global market. Japan has become the world’s number one producer and exporter of industrial robots with its strong R&D and production capacity for industrial robots.
One of the core parts of robot joints, the precision reducer called the “crown jewel of robots”, has formed a dominant Japanese company. Even the “Four Families” have to purchase from Japan.
There is a global shortage of supply of semiconductor chips. In the semiconductor processing equipment, almost the world of Japan and the United States. The world’s top ten semiconductor equipment manufacturers, Japanese companies occupy five, and is occupying half of the mountain.
Similarly, semiconductor materials remain in Japan’s control.
The production of semiconductor chips require 19 necessary materials, and most of the materials have very high technical barriers.
Japan has a share of 50% and more in silicon wafers, photoresists, synthetic semiconductor wafers and 14 other important materials. 70% of the world’s semiconductor silicon materials are provided by Shin-Etsu Chemical of Japan.
Farther to the energy industry, Japan a resource-poor country, and oil can not be related to half. But Saudi Arabia behind the top petrochemical technology, it is by Mitsui, Mitsubishi-led general trading company control.
Instead of Japan’s “20 years of decline”, Japan’s “20 years of bunker”.
Japanese and U.S. foreign ministers and defense ministers jointly shouted at the Chinese Communist Party, experts: unprecedented toughness
Japan and the United States defense and foreign ministers issued a joint statement in Tokyo on March 16, expressing “grave concern” over growing Chinese power claims. The joint statement released after the talks condemned “China’s illegal claims and actions in the waters of the South China Sea” and expressed concern over Beijing’s recent amendment to allow maritime surveillance vessels to fire around disputed islands and reefs in the East China Sea.
Photo: Blinken (far left) talks with Toshimichi Mogi (far right) at the “Two plus Two” conference in Tokyo on March 16.
Go Ito, a professor of international relations at Meiji University in Tokyo, told Deutsche Welle: “”The strong wording of this statement is surprising, after Tokyo’s general tendency to take a more subtle, more diplomatic approach,” and “I have to say that This is unprecedented.”
Beijing has made frequent moves in recent years in the waters of the East China Sea, near the disputed Diaoyu Islands (known as the Senkaku Islands in Japanese), and in 2020 alone, China has sent official ships to cruise around the islands for 333 days.
Radio Free Asia reported that Blinken responded, “If China uses coercion and encroachment to get its way, the United States will fight back.” Blinken also expressed strong support for Japan’s rights and interests in the East China Sea islands and opposed China’s “illegal” territorial claims in the South China Sea. Toshichika Mogi also stressed that “the China issue is the focus of the bilateral talks, and Japan strongly opposes China’s unilateral attempts to change the balance of power in the East and South China Seas.”
NHK reported that the “2+2” talks were preceded by a one-hour and 30-minute bilateral meeting between Austin and Nobuo Kishi at the Defense Ministry, in which Tokyo will promote joint training between The Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military.
Another focus of the Japan-US foreign ministers and defense ministers meeting was the North Korean nuclear issue
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has refused to communicate with the White House for many days after taking office in Baiden. North Korea’s official media KCNA reported that Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Wo-jung made her first statement to the Biden administration on Tuesday (16), saying that the United States “had better not create trouble at the beginning (cause a stink) if it wants to sleep soundly in the next four years.” North Korea, as a nuclear power, may threaten regional security by force. Blinken said he would work closely with Japan and allies to promote the “denuclearization of North Korea.
Ahead of U.S.-China Meeting: U.S. Orders Communist China to Improve Relations with Australia
In a March 16 interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Campbell, the White House National Security Council’s Indo-Pacific coordinator, said the Biden Administration has told the Chinese Communist government that “we will not leave Australia alone.” Normalizing relations between China and Australia is a prerequisite for Washington to take significant steps to improve U.S.-China relations.
Campbell said, “We have made it clear that the United States is not prepared to improve the bilateral relationship or to deal with it alone while a close ally is under some form of economic duress.”
He added that every time U.S. and Chinese Communist Party officials meet, they refer to the Communist Party’s “economic coercion” of Australia, “and that will be emphasized in bilateral interactions later this week in Anchorage.”
The British media: Britain’s nuclear warhead limit will increase by 40% in response to the threat of China and Russia
The Guardian and the Sun, taken from a copy of the Comprehensive Review of Defense and Foreign Policy, revealed that British Prime Minister Johnson is expected to announce a more than 40 percent increase in the maximum number of nuclear warheads.
Photo: A general view of HMS Vigilant, which carries the U.K.’s Trident nuclear deterrent, in Faslane, Scotland, April 29, 2019.
According to a copy seen by The Guardian, the UK will increase the maximum number of nuclear warheads from 180 to 260 over the next five years, paving the way for a controversial £10 billion rearmament program to counter the perceived threat from Russia and the Chinese Communist Party. The U.K. has been at odds with Moscow and Beijing over a number of issues in recent years, ranging from foreign espionage, cyber attacks and even human rights issues.
The report also warns that a successful nuclear, chemical or biological attack by a terrorist group is “a real possibility” by 2030.
U.S. bailout policy worries, $3 billion in funds into the stock market
The Biden administration’s aggressive $1.9 trillion bailout plan is about to hit the road, after questions were raised that much of the bailout money would not flow into the real economy, but would enter the stock market and bitcoin, increasing the risk of bubbles.
According to a survey by Deutsche Bank, respondents plan to put about 37% of the bailout money into the stock market, which translates to about $30 billion into the stock market.
According to the latest analysis by Media Business Insider, many Americans will get a $1,400 check on the 18th, and it is estimated that $3 billion will flow into the stock market in one day, such a phenomenon, the earliest it can happen on the 18th or 19th.