Johnson Controls: We are committed to the Chinese market

Johnson Controls: We are committed to the Chinese market

The shrinking global economy means companies now need to make changes. Amid speculations that foreign companies are being advised to pull out and relocate their business out of China, Johnson Controls, a leading U.S. company in building technology solutions, says they are rather committed to the Chinese market. "Under the current situation, what we're thinking is how to further intensify our investment in China rather than considering to move out," says Michael Zhu, general manager of Johnson Controls China, during an interview with CGTN.

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