For better or worse, the power smartphones hold over us is pretty much unprecedented in the history of consumer products. Find out which brands people in Asia obsess over the most in this special report.
National pride, expressed in a preference for 'guochao', made an impact among consumers asked to name the strongest local brands in China.
ASIA's TOP 1000 BRANDS: WeChat, Didi Chuxing and Huawei enter Asia's top 100 brands as mainland China contributes major growth for both traditional and digital-native brands.
Huawei's comms leaders for the UK and Denmark have both stepped down - the latter apparently over the issue of facial recognition technology that would reportedly flag up members of China's Uighur minority to the Chinese government.
The China-based technology giant also renewed a $1.9 million deal with Racepoint Global.
The sad implication of the TikTok saga is that it snuffs out the faint hope that we might see a truly global digital ecosystem.
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