These Are China’s Most Valuable Brands

The growth in value of China’s biggest brands slowed way down last year amid the old economy’s industrial decline, but brands catering to the rising middle class kept up their rapid expansion. That’s according to advertising agency WPP’s latest ... ( read original story ...)

Tencent becomes China’s first $100 billion brand: WPP survey

China is continuing its rise as a technology powerhouse, with Tencent becoming the first Chinese brand to top the $100 billion mark, according to a ranking of the most valuable brands in the country. Tencent, owner of messaging app WeChat, is valued at $ ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing park dispenses loo roll using facial recognition

A park in Beijing has installed toilet paper dispensers with facial recognition to stop visitors from taking too much loo roll, media reports say. Machines at the Temple of Heaven park scan visitors' faces before dispensing a fixed length strip of paper. ( read original story ...)

China stocks wobble on worries about fresh property curbs

SHANGHAI: China stocks struggled for traction on Monday as fears of fresh property cooling measures and broader monetary policy tightening hit shares of developers The Beijing municipal government announced new steps to rein in its booming housing market ... ( read original story ...)

China's trading partners alarmed by food import controls

"We have to assess the food management of areas abroad that export food to China to ensure the food safety of our country," the minister in charge of AQSIQ, Zhi Shuping, said at a March 14 news conference. Zhi did not refer directly to the inspection ... ( read original story ...)

China girds for U.S. trade penalties, but aims to avoid them

BEIJING - China’s government has been seeking advice from its think-tanks and policy advisers on how to counter potential trade penalties from U.S. President Donald Trump, getting ready for the worst, even as they hope for business-like negotiations. ( read original story ...)

S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad

but we have to point out the possibility," Mr Joo said according to Yonhap news agency. "We are collecting evidence and will also deal with issues that South Korean companies are treated unfairly in China." South Korea complained about China to the WTO ... ( read original story ...)

China's new love of lobster

The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States. American lobster was almost unheard of in most of China until 2010, when the ... ( read original story ...)