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Time for Tea
According to figures released by the Guangdong Tea Profession Association in March, the 2017 spring tea harvest was slightly down compared with the same period last year, resulting in an overall rise in the average price of spring tea.
25 July 2017
Star Power
With Asia as the manufacturing hub for much of the world's consumer electronics – as well as emerging as an increasingly tech-savvy early adopter market – it is perhaps not surprising that Shanghai's CES Asia, held in June, consistently draws huge crowds.
24 July 2017
Hong Kong’s Cross-strait Link
With the Chinese mainland’s Belt and Road Initiative and Taiwan's New South-bound Policy representing a renewed focus on the emerging Southeast Asian countries and the surging Indian economy, there are clear opportunities for Hong Kong to play a key role in both programmes.
13 July 2017
Mastering the Mainland Market
In the early 1990s, many Hong Kong companies set up factories on the Chinese mainland, primarily producing for foreign brands, including Fu Hong kidsme Ltd.
5 July 2017
Retail Inside the Box
Pop-up shopping and hospitality malls, constructed entirely from shipping containers – and, hence, both eco-friendly and low in construction costs – represent the latest craze sweeping Taiwan and transforming unused land into thriving commercial centres.
28 June 2017
Mainstreaming Mobile Transactions in Taiwan
A recent survey by the Institute for Information Industry (III), a non-governmental organisation reporting to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, found that mobile payments are still far from common across the island and are solely used for low-value transactions.
22 June 2017
IoT-enabled Vending Machines Set to Woo China Consumers
Rice-vending machines are the latest option for busy mainland Chinese diners keen to explore greater convenience without compromising on nutrition.
14 June 2017
Beyond the Semi-conductor Industry
Taiwan's global reputation as a “sci-tech island” is largely based on the success of its electronic-information industry and, in particular, the pioneering work of its semi-conductor sector.
12 June 2017
Picture Perfect
Creating the right image for a climb up the career ladder has become a big part of Beijing's photography market.
5 June 2017
Smart Rehab
The Rehacare and Orthopedic China (Guangzhou) event, held 31 March to 2 April, showcased a variety of rehabilitation equipment, ranging from large medical devices to small household items.
24 May 2017
Bespoke Bedrooms and Designer Dining Rooms
Home furnishing is expected to be big business this year, according to participants of the March 2017 China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou).
17 May 2017
Customised Travel
Taking a more holistic approach to tourism, exhibitors at the February Guangzhou International Travel Fair 2017 focused on offering packages that embraced every aspect of the destination region or country, including many of the lesser-known attractions, in response to Chinese mainland tourist demand for more in-depth and bespoke trips abroad.
10 May 2017
Cross-border Mediation
Under terms of the Belt and Road Initiative, the 60 or so countries that fall within the plan’s geographical remit are expected to benefit from an enhanced investment environment and streamlined trade arrangements.
5 May 2017
Taxing Times for Chinese Online Regulators
Globally, live-streaming video platforms have experienced explosive growth over the last 12 months.
26 April 2017
From Virtual to Lucrative Reality
According to figures from iiMedia Research, a Hong Kong-headquartered data analysis specialist, China's virtual reality (VR) market grew by 268.3 per cent in 2016, reaching Rmb5.66 billion (US$822 million).
20 April 2017
Chongqing Drums up Strong Chinese New Year Sales
Figures from China’s Ministry of Commerce showed that from New Year's Eve to the sixth day of the Chinese New Year (27 January-2 February), total takings of retail and catering enterprises across the Chinese mainland exceeded Rmb840 billion, up 11.4 per cent over the same period last year.
12 April 2017
Literary Lair
Reading picture books together has become a popular element of parent-child education and bonding across the Chinese mainland.
6 April 2017
Garden in a Bottle
With residents of Beijing and other cities in the Chinese mainland living under the constant threat of environmental pollution, any oasis of greenery has come to be especially prized.
3 April 2017
Spring Sales Fever
The Lunar New Year sales figures of 120 Beijing-based businesses in the retail and services sectors – as monitored by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Commerce (BMCC) – amounted to Rmb4.68 billion, a 9.8 per cent increase year-on-year, representing the highest rate of sales growth in five years.
27 March 2017
Unmasking Opportunities in Clean-air Wear
Chronic air pollution in many Chinese mainland cities has led to rising demand for anti-smog products.
16 March 2017
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