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Mar 28, 2024

How tech and brand support can help protect China’s stray animals

Despite the prevalence of digital campaigns to raise awareness about animal cruelty and suffering in the country, China still has a long way to go before it can move the needle on truly protecting its furry friends.

Mar 1, 2024

Where is China’s gaming industry headed next?

A draft legislation was published in December outlining plans to restrict in-game purchases in a bid to curb “obsessive” gaming behaviour in China. Then it disappeared. What happens next?

Jan 30, 2024

Made in China, sold by China: A practical guide to Chinese overseas retail platforms

Temu, Shein, TikTok Shop, AliExpress—the landscape of Chinese e-commerce retailers is far and wide. So, what differentiates them and where are they headed next?

Oct 30, 2023

How Chinese influencer Li Jiaqi’s outburst turned the poster child of C-beauty into a laughing stock

Dubbed China's 'Lipstick King', Li Jiaqi (Austin Li) has been no stranger to controversy. After issuing a tearful apology for mocking his fans who could not afford his products on Chinese live-streaming platforms in September, and #EyebrowPencilGate since, have his actions changed the perception of C-beauty forever?

Sep 13, 2023

The top social commerce trends in China that brands can learn from

China’s social commerce has increased significantly from 2021 to 2023. So, how can brands and businesses stay ahead of the countless changes occurring?

Aug 22, 2023

3 profiles of modern Chinese tourists: How can businesses win them over?

Between zen chasers, bootcamp tourists and international jetsetters, businesses can attract and satisfy Chinese travellers through video sharing, livestreaming, and new travel packages.