Jack Freifelder

Reporter — China Daily USA

New York City, Greater Chicago Area

Jack Freifelder

My name is Jack Freifelder. I'm a reporter with a penchant for sports. But there's more to life than just box scores, and stepping outside your comfort zone is the only way to really learn about yourself.


Robotics industry sees rising demand

As robots are used for a growing number of business and everyday applications, experts say there is a need for more education and a better understanding of the industry. "We have to prepare our workforce, and we have to prepare our students," said Dennis Kambeitz, education and business development leader for Canada-based EZ Robot.
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Beverage battle in China goes beyond colas

After the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the US in 1979, Coca-Cola became one of the first international brands to re-enter the Chinese market. PepsiCo Inc followed two years later, bringing the cola wars to the world's most populous country. Fast-forward more than 30 years, and the two soft-drink giants are still battling for market share.
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Princess builds new liner for China

Princess Cruises, a California-based subsidiary of Carnival Cruise Lines, will homeport a new ship in China as early as mid 2017, the company said. The ship will be the first year-round international luxury cruise liner designed and built for the Chinese market, Princess said.
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Apple earnings lifted by 71% sales rise in China

Apple's performance in the Greater China region bolstered the tech giant's second-quarter earnings.
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Wal-Mart to open 115 new stores in China, shutter others

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retail outlet, is looking to increase its presence in China by opening 115 new stores over the course of the next three years, the company said.
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China has competition in M&A in Asia

Mergers and acquisitions involving Chinese companies have drawn a lot of attention in the first third of the year, and the outlook remains bright. But other emerging markets also are off ering attractive investment opportunities, according to a managing director with an international investment bank.
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A day for centenarians at MOCA

Maude Pettus, a 101-year-old self-proclaimed China lover, helped treat the wounded in fighting between China and Japan during World War II. On Thursday, Pettus' service was recognized by Zhang Qiyue, China's consul general in New York, and Nancy Yao Maasbach, the president of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).
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Celebrating a relationship

By Jack Freifelder and Dong Leshuo in New York(China Daily USA) The Chinese and American people "share many qualities for success, such as optimism, self-confidence and a strong belief in hard work", said Cui Tiankai, Chinese ambassador to the United States. "The cross-cultural bridge that the Committee of 100 (C-100) has been building for the last 25 years will bring about greater understanding and awareness of the new relationship between the US and China," Cui said Thursday evening at the Committee of 100's 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala Dinner.
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Online firm Wowo raises $40m in IPO

Wowo Ltd, a Beijing-based e-commerce firm, had an initial public offering Wednesday on the Nasdaq Stock Market, raising $40 million in the first IPO from a Chinese company on a US exchange in 2015. Trading under the symbol "WOWO", shares opened Nasdaq trading at $11.06, hitting a high of $11.63 before closing at $10.29, up 2.9 percent.
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Real estate pitch with amenities

Reaping real estate dollars from rich Chinese buyers requires some finer services, say some industry insiders.
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Apple Pay would face battle in China: Analysts

Though Apple Inc hasn't announced a plan to roll out its Apple Pay service in China, some analysts say that if it does they are skeptical the service would significantly affect the Chinese mobile-payments market.
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All Aboard... Please?

The world's most populous country is being targeted by the world's cruise ship industry as its biggest potential customer. But the industry must overcome a major hurdle, persuading Chinese to come aboard, JACK FREIFELDER reports from New York.
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Jack Freifelder

Sports writing is a passion of mine, but I must admit there's more to life than the box score. If it's a good story, there's got to be a novel way to tell it. To put it bluntly, that's the game we're all in here guys--the business of good storytelling. Whether that means print, video, multimedia, etc., the same premium is placed on engaging, interesting content. The proliferation of different methods of dissemination has not only augmented the ways in which people access stories, but it has also challenged the accepted notion of what qualifies as journalism. That being said the same principles reign supreme: clear, concise writing, well-developed ideas and thorough reporting. Let's bring journalism back to what it used to be.