Voting opens to pick top Chinese brands

Consumers can now vote for their favorite Chinese brands after the China Council for Brand Development announced the top 100 Chinese brands on May 10, which was designated Chinese Brands Day by the State Council in 2017. Voting is open until April 30 ... ( read original story ...)

How Brands Are Using WeChat Mini Programs

China’s most popular app, WeChat, with over 1 billion users, has international brands scrambling to optimize the way in which they reach and engage with their audience through this all-encompassing platform. If you haven’t yet familiarized yourself ... ( read original story ...)

World trade body warns U.S.-China tensions could dent business

GENEVA -- The World Trade Organization predicts continued trade growth this year, though it warned Thursday that tensions and retaliatory measures, notably between the U.S. and China, could compromise those gains. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo laid ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong in the running to host three Kazakh state IPOs

Nurlan Rakhmetov, its managing director for transformation, privatisation and restructuring, told South China Morning Post that Chinese state-owned investors have shown keen interest in taking part in the IPOs, buoyed by the central Asian nation’s ... ( read original story ...)

China Unicom to roll back 2G network

Telecommunications operator China Unicom (中国联通) has begun closing down its 2G network and requested that services using the technology cease development, our sister site is reporting. The company has already started the process of frequency ... ( read original story ...)

Made in China 2025 plan irking Beijing’s trading partners

BEIJING — U.S. officials have a name for their frustration with Beijing’s technology ambitions: “Made in China 2025.” Issued in 2015, it calls for China to develop its own global competitors in fields from information technology to electric cars to ... ( read original story ...)

WeWork to snap up China-based rival Naked Hub: sources

Naked Hub, headquartered in Shanghai, has around 50 opened and planned locations across mainland China, Hong Kong and Vietnam ... $4.4 billion in investments from the Japanese firm and its technology fund last year and has been valued at around $17 ... ( read original story ...)