Taiwan: How China is poaching the island’s diplomatic allies

The island's allies are being picked off by China in what Taiwan derisively calls a "diplomatic money game". Sao Tome and Principe, one of Africa's smallest states, cut ties in December. Panama, a longstanding partner, has now done the same. Analysts say ... ( read original story ...)

China’s Kaola woos local big-name brands

Large Australian brands will sell more of their products directly over cross-border online channels into China in the future, and increasingly shy away from selling through so-called daigou ­middlemen, according to a leading player in the space keen to ... ( read original story ...)

In China, Premium Cosmetics Surpassed Mass Beauty Brands in 2016

Luxury and premium beauty brands including Chanel, Clinique and Estée Lauder have all seen the growth of their brand value slow in 2016, according to a ranking report entitled Cosmetics 50 2017 released by the UK-based brand valuation consultancy Brand ... ( read original story ...)

Men Probing Ivanka Trump China Brands Missing: Advocacy Group

"Our plan was to investigate the factory to improve the labor situation," the group said. "But now it has become more political" A man investigating working conditions at a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump-brand shoes has been arrested and two ... ( read original story ...)

The world’s most counterfeited brands

A massive 63.2% of knockoffs originate in China and American brands are the most faked. We reveal 30 of the world’s most ripped-off brands. The high-performance outdoor apparel favorite is one of the most counterfeited brands in the world. Last December ... ( read original story ...)

China nursery blast: ‘Seven dead’ in Jiangsu explosion

These are external links and will open in a new window Seven people have been killed and at least 66 injured in an explosion at a nursery in China, state media say. Official news agency Xinhua said the blast took place just outside the kindergarten in ... ( read original story ...)