The top 100 most valuable brands in China gained 57% in brand value year-over-year, reaching $1.56 trillion, according to Kantar's latest ranking.
Four of the five brands that doubled their values in the new Global Top 100 hail from the mainland, and China now has 18 homegrown brands in the ranking.
China food-delivery services Meituan and Ele.me are dealing with a public outcry over the 'bloody truth' that their 'unsympathetic' algorithms push drivers too hard, leading to safety risks.
Brands from the region account for a quarter of the names on this year's brand-value ranking, including 17 from China.
The Chinese internet search giant has been under pressure from competitors like Meituan and Bytedance.
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