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Chinese and US tech giants go at it in emerging markets
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TWO contests are under way in which titans holding billions in their thrall vie for global domination. One is unfolding on Russian football pitches and features the likes of Neymar and Harry Kane. The other is playing out on the smartphone screens of consumers in India, Indonesia, Brazil and other emerging economies. There, American online […]

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A tax-evasion scandal ensnares Chinese film-production companies
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Fan Bingbing, on location in Khorgos IT IS hard to go a day in China without seeing Fan Bingbing. The doe-eyed starlet gazes from film posters (she has averaged four films a year for the past decade), airbrushed ads for global brands and glossy magazine covers. But in the past week she has graced articles […]

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Online starlets are refashioning Chinese e-commerce
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Ms Jiang and Mr Liang, salespeople of the year LIANG TAO shifted 80 pink Givenchy bags in 12 minutes. Becky Fang offloaded 100 turquoise Mini Cooper cars in just five. Both are wanghong, literally “red-hot on the web”. Every day millions of Chinese trawl social media for wanghong posts or tune in to live-streams for […]

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Chinese tech companies plan to steal American cloud firms’ thunder
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WHICH of the world’s tech giants boasts the fastest-growing computing cloud? Many would guess either Amazon or Google, which operate the world’s largest networks of data centres, but the correct answer is Alibaba. In 2016 the cloud-computing business of the Chinese e-commerce behemoth grew by 126%, to $675m. Growth is unlikely to slow soon. Simon […]

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Western companies are getting creative with their Chinese names
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MCDONALD’S drew ridicule in China when it changed its registered name there to Jingongmen, or “Golden Arches”, in October, after it was sold to a Chinese consortium. Some on Weibo, a microblogging site, thought it sounded old-fashioned and awkward, others that it had connotations of furniture. The fast-food chain was quick to reassure customers that […]

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Toutiao, a Chinese news app that’s making headlines
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WHEN rumours swirled in August that Baidu, a Chinese online-search giant, was buying Toutiao, the scrappy news-aggregation platform reportedly quipped in response that reports had mistaken the buyer for the seller. The firm is proud with good reason. Toutiao’s growth since its launch in 2012 has been stellar: it says it has already drawn 700m […]

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A rash of bankruptcies hits Chinese lenders backed by state firms
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THE Communist Party dominates China’s economy and uses state-run companies, which it controls with an iron fist, to enforce its diktats. Or so the theory goes. Reality is messier: the party often struggles to monitor state-owned enterprises (SOEs), let alone to get them to toe its line. As it convenes its five-yearly congress, one of […]

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A Chinese carmaker agrees to buy a Danish investment bank
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A COMPANY that moves up the value chain from refrigerator parts to cars is impressive but not that surprising. A car company that buys an investment bank is audacious. But Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, a conglomerate based in Hangzhou, China, did not become big by paring its ambitions. Having successfully made the fridge-parts-to-cars transition at […]

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Chinese netizens squirm as party tightens grip on Internet
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Brick by brick, China is building its Great Firewall higher, experts say. It infuriates netizens, exasperates foreign business executives, and appears to contradict China's pretensions to be a global superpower — and its celebrated opening to the …

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Don't Let Misconceptions Keep You From Reaching the Lucrative Chinese Market
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Don’t let your outdated perceptions of the Chinese tourism market get in the way of a major business opportunity.

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