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Bringing Back the Sparkle in China’s Gem Business
Jewellery sales across the Chinese mainland have plateaued in recent years, a trend reflected at the November China International Gold Jewellery and Gem Fair in Shanghai.
14 Feb 2018
Toasting Boutique Brands in China
In 2016, the Chinese mainland debut of ProWine China attracted 12,431 visitors – of which 10 per cent came from outside China – as well as 650 exhibitors from 37 countries and territories.
12 Feb 2018
Taiwan’s Fourth Industrial Revolution
Last November, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan passed the third reading of the Industrial Innovation Act, a new legislation aimed at revitalising the domestic industrial sector.
5 Feb 2018
With the pet-product market all but saturated in many of the world's more developed countries, the potential size of the China market, as well as the surge in pet-ownership levels there, have proved irresistible for global businesses targetting the sector, as highlighted by the November China International Pet Show (CIPS) in Shanghai, which featured more than its fair share of overseas exhibitors.
23 Jan 2018
Tech Development Bears Fruit
Globalisation and enhanced cultivation and distribution practices made possible by today's technology have markedly changed the fresh-fruit sector, nowhere more so than in China.
17 Jan 2018
New Era of Economic Cooperation
When Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined ambitious plans to transform China's economic base by 2050 at this year's National Party Congress in Beijing, his words held particular significance for many businesses operating in Hong Kong and Taiwan, with both economies potential beneficiaries of the mainland's expansive new era.
9 Jan 2018
Success on a Plate
According to a recent report by Shanghai-based market-research company Daxue Consulting, China may soon become the world’s second-largest market for bakery products.
4 Jan 2018
Integrated environmental solution suppliers stole the show at September's International Environmental Expo in Guangzhou.
20 Dec 2017
Niche Market Focus
Despite an overall slowdown in the garment sector, many exhibitors at the October China International Fashion Fair (CHIC) in Shanghai seemed to be weathering the storm by exploring a particular niche.
13 Dec 2017
Taiwan Extends Plastic Bag Ban
With its 15-year-old ban on free plastic bags set to be extended to a wider range of retail sectors starting in January, Taiwan is looking to confirm its reputation for environmental responsibility and eco-friendly legislation.
6 Dec 2017
Selling Smart Homes
The global smart-home market is predicted to be worth US$137.9 billion by 2023, with annual growth expected to be about 13.6 per cent over the next five years.
29 Nov 2017
A Model Business
While the term "model kit" has traditionally been taken to generically refer to a broad range of scaled-down toy products, particularly cars or aircraft, a more specific use was coined in 2004 by ACTtoys.net, China's leading animated toy platform.
22 Nov 2017
Weaving Profits amid Global Slowdown
Alongside Istanbul's Evteks and Frankfurt's Heimtextil, the Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is ranked one of the most important trade fairs in the domestic-fabrics sectors.
15 Nov 2017
Delivering the Full Package
According to a recent survey (2017 Q3) by the China Tourism Academy, some 84.9 per cent of all Chinese mainland residents intend to travel for leisure purposes at some point in the near future.
8 Nov 2017
Leather Sector Bootstraps its Way Amid Changes
China has long dominated global demand for the leather sector.
6 Nov 2017
Niche Operators Come to the Fore
With the Chinese mainland now home to an ever-increasing number of gyms and fitness centres, competition is heating up to attract new consumers, leading to an increasingly segmented sector.
25 Oct 2017
China’s Fitness Market Gets Physical
Some 10,000 large-scale gyms were operating across the Chinese mainland as of the end of 2016, together with more than 10,000 small-scale fitness studios.
18 Oct 2017
China’s Purveyors of Pet Supplies
Between 2008 and 2012, the number of pets in the Chinese mainland soared from 30 million to 130 million, according to a study by Beijing-based online research consultancy Sootoo Research.
16 Oct 2017
Cosmetics and Cappuccino
Taipei has joined the growing ranks of cities targetted for brand extension by international fashion companies.
4 Oct 2017
Mainland Notebook Sales Soar
China's love of notebooks – daily journals with a surprisingly wide range of add-on features – is a fairly recent import from Japan, where such items have long commanded an ardent fan base.
3 Oct 2017
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