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Made to Measure
Custom-made pieces were the talk of the 37th China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou), held in March, with many exhibitors focusing on their bespoke services.
18 May 2016
Life in the Ride-share Lane
Set on out-Ubering Uber, Didi Chuxing was formed following the 2015 merger of Kuadi Dache and Didi Dache, two of the Chinese mainland's leading taxi-booking apps.
12 May 2016
China’s Need for Speed
The quest for greater manufacturing speed and energy-efficient automation to meet government directives and maintain operating margins, was the focus of the SIAF Guangzhou show, held in March.
5 May 2016
According to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Education's Pre-school Education Assessment Task Force, the Chinese mainland is home to some 209,900 kindergartens, with total spending in 2014 estimated at about Rmb204.876 billion.
27 April 2016
Oh, the Places You’ll Go
China is now the world's largest source of outbound tourists and the biggest spender on the international travel scene, with the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany trailing behind.
20 April 2016
Securing China Retail Success
Sam's Club is one of the most popular retail outlets in the Chinese mainland city of Dalian.
13 April 2016
Guangxi’s Blossoming Border Trade
A State Council report last January outlined official support for the development of a number of key border regions, including several pilot zones for development and opening up, national-level border ports, border cities, border economic cooperation zones, and cross-border economic cooperation zones.
8 April 2016
Consumer demand for cosmetics and skincare products in the Chinese mainland has seen sustained growth.
1 April 2016
Over the last three years, live-streaming platforms have become increasingly popular in the Chinese mainland’s online gaming market. With huge profits to be made, many online digital giants are now eyeing the sector.
23 March 2016
Switched on to Green Manufacturing
Chinese mainland manufacturers are developing an increasingly efficient range of household appliances after the government designated energy-efficient household appliances as a priority development sector.
16 March 2016
Children's leisure and sports parks is a thriving sector across the Chinese mainland, typically attracting high visitor numbers and frequently booked to capacity on school holidays.
14 March 2016
The growth of the e-commerce sector has had dire implications for conventional retailers. With consumers migrating online, lured by lower prices, wider selections and convenient delivery options, the high-street trader has seen footfall drop and margins slashed, with many now struggling to break even.
2 March 2016
The China (Guangzhou) Intelligent Equipment and Robot Expo, held last December, featured a wide array of virtual reality equipment, designed to give users a truly immersive experience.
24 Feb 2016
The fourth edition of the China Guangzhou International Bicycle and Electric Bicycle Exhibition, held last November, saw a strong trend towards cycles with custom-made features, as well as increased emphasis on portability and safety.
16 Feb 2016
Toy Rentals Bounce Back
A toy in the Chinese mainland can easily cost as much as Rmb1,000, but that doesn’t guarantee it will hold children’s interest, no matter how strong their enthusiasm prior to the purchase.
12 Feb 2016
Catering to Hungry Shoppers
Shanghai's catering industry has in recent years come under twin pressures in the form of a slowdown in national economic growth and rising corporate overhead, resulting in slack growth and declining profitability.
4 Feb 2016
Reinventing Grocery Retail
The Chinese mainland’s retail sector has faced a wave of store closures in recent years, but one group seems to be defying the odds.
28 Jan 2016
Defying a Downturn
Despite the slowdown faced by the Chinese mainland’s wider economy, the major toy fairs in the region – Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong – are all expanding in scale, underscoring the industry's growth potential.
20 Jan 2016
Electronic books, mobile devices and online bookstores have forced a rethink in bricks-and-mortar bookstores, which are under pressure in the Chinese mainland.
13 Jan 2016
The rapid growth of 3D printing for medical applications was highlighted at last September’s 3D Printing Asia, held in Guangdong.
6 Jan 2016
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