China backdown boosts Aussie brands

BEIJING: A delay on restrictive e-commerce regulations in China has boosted the fortunes of Australian health and nutritional brands that rely on the country's booming online market. The new regulations, which were announced in April last year and would ... ( read original story ...)

China's property giants launch green index

China's real estate and construction sector accounts for 8 ... "We talk about the supply chain, we talk about global brands. Where are the Chinese brands? We continue to get this question from global brands. Today, we can say - Chinese brands have arrived ... ( read original story ...)

Airbnb adopts new brand name Aibiying in China

Airbnb will rebrand its short-term home rental service in China as “Aibiying” and triple the size of its workforce in the country as it tries to woo a large but complex market for foreign tech companies. Aibiying translates as ‘welcome each other ... ( read original story ...)

Aldi launches in China with flagship store on Tmall

German discount supermarket chain Aldi has launched a flagship digital store in China, marking the brand’s entrance into the market. Aldi unveiled the brand’s first digital store on Alibaba-owned Tmall Global this week with a soft launch. The brand ... ( read original story ...)

Tencent remains China’s most valuable brand

CHINA – The brand value of the top 100 Chinese brands has increased 6% to $557.1 billion, with Tencent holding on to the top spot, according to Kantar Millward Brown’s BrandZ study. Technology company Tencent grew 29% to $106bn thanks to the popularity ... ( read original story ...)

Myanmar praises China for suspending rebels' bank account

Relations with China have been strained by the ethnic conflicts spilling ... via two mobile payment services - Tencent Holdings' WeChat Pay and Alipay, part of Ant Financial, which is affiliated with U.S.-listed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. ( read original story ...)

China’s overseas property dream becomes nightmare

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on March 21, 2017. HONG KONG: Middle-class mainlander Laura Zhang found the idea of owning a home overseas irresistible after being bombarded by commercials for an affordable project “near ... ( read original story ...)