Nikkei Business Publications Inc. (Nikkei BP) said Thursday it has formed an alliance with International Data Group to integrate their electronics magazines published in China.

Under the terms of the deal, Nikkei BP, a wholly owned subsidiary of the business daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc., hopes to operate its publications business in China on a full-fledged basis, it said. International Data is a U.S. technology, media and research firm.

It said that stories in the Nikkei Electronics China, a monthly magazine issued by Nikkei BP, will be carried by IDG’s Electronic Design & Application World, beginning in May.

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