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The Week in China: 'Local Boss' iPhones, China's 1,600 Sq Mile Car, Bimbo's Old Bread and more

Posted by Abe Sauer on September 27, 2013 03:49 PM

China is the second largest economy in the world and every significant brand's future is impacted by its growth (or collapse)—but who's got the time?! Here's the week's reads that will make you look like a keen China observer in case you find yourself immersed in a cultural conversation.

This week: China's upcoming car problem… iPhone's "local boss" model is a success… stunts to sell property… Jolin's Swarovski music video… Liu Wen for Coach… Puma's unwanted endorsement… $40K of Barbies… bribery charges for everyone!… Bimbo's old bread… BA's panda plane... and more.Continue reading...

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The Week in China: Haagen-Dazs Moon Cake Mania, Yao Ming Nation, Minions and more

Posted by Abe Sauer on September 20, 2013 01:53 PM

China is the second largest economy in the world and every significant brand's future is impacted by its growth (or collapse)—but who's got the time?! Here's the week's reads that will make you look like a keen China observer in case you find yourself immersed in a cultural conversation.

This holiday week: Haagen-Dazs' moon cake madness… Yao Ming's unique net worth… Unicom iPhone sales… Tencent's market value… talking Bread Talk… carpeting China… online grocery sales… lagging e-vehicles… 4G… Italian shoemakers... and more.Continue reading...

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The Week in China: KFC's Six-Layer Beef, Luxury Carseats, Toilet Seat Restaurants and more

Posted by Abe Sauer on September 13, 2013 01:53 PM

China is the second largest economy in the world and every significant brand's future is impacted by its growth (or collapse)—but who's got the time?! Here's the week's reads that will make you look like a keen China observer in case you find yourself immersed in a cultural conversation.

This week: KFC beefs up… Jane Zhang for Skoda… Jet-setting iPhone… GM, BMW conquer car sales… McLaren moves in… Moutai droops… Toilet restaurant?… Sotheby's in Hong Kong… China's "social traveler"... Luxury car seats... Counterfeit Red Bull... Moon view flights... and more.Continue reading...

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There Is a "Cheap" China iPhone, It's Just Not the iPhone 5C

Posted by Abe Sauer on September 12, 2013 12:37 PM

After months of rumors, Apple revealed two new iPhones this week, both of which will be available in the China market immediately upon their Sept. 20 release. With the debut of the iPhone 5C, a lower-priced, plastic version of its signature handset, Apple also confirmed a myth. The "cheap China iPhone" is indeed just that—a myth. What many anticipated as an entry-level option for consumers, the iPhone 5C is in fact still quite expensive, over $300 more than brandchannel speculated

The new 5 series of phones includes the 5C, priced at 4488 yuan ($725), and the 5S, at 5,288 yuan ($855). This is by far not the "cheap" iPhone that consumers expected, and the one that analysts said Apple needs, especially in China.

But Apple did quietly introduce a cheap iPhone for China. The iPhone 4.Continue reading...

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Apple May Unveil China-Specific iPhone Next Week, but Will Consumers Care?

Posted by Abe Sauer on September 6, 2013 03:37 PM

It remains unclear why Apple is hosting a separate special event on Sept. 11 in China, a day after its US event where it is expected to unveil its new iPhone(s). Common courtesy for the time-zone difference? Perhaps, but in an age of digital live-streams and social media, there's no way Asian journalists and tech fanboys alike are going to wait and see what Apple has to say at its events in Beijing, Tokyo and elsewhere when the web will be flooded with information from the US debut. 

One thing that genuinely might make the Beijing announcement different is the long awaited agreement between Apple and China Mobile—a move that would finally give Apple full, unobstructed entry into the burgeoning China market that is crucial to it winning back market share from rival Samsung.

In 2012, it seemed that Apple would dominate the China market, noting the hoops people would jump through to own an iPhone—but things have changed.Continue reading...

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The Week in China: Victoria's Secret Angel Knock-Offs, Xiaomi Takeover, Vanity Economy and more

Posted by Abe Sauer on September 6, 2013 12:38 PM

China is the second largest economy in the world and every significant brand's future is impacted by its growth (or collapse)—but who's got the time?! Here's the week's reads that will make you look like a keen China observer in case you find yourself immersed in a cultural conversation.

This week: Victoria's Secret knock-offs... G. Patton SUV at the Chengdu Auto Expo… Xiaomi beats Apple… Coke… IKEA… drone deliveries… Samsonite sales… Jiang Wen goes Taobao… adult diapers... and more.Continue reading...

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The Week in China: Taobao Brand Takeover, Shanzhai Cronut, Hello Kitty Planes and more

Posted by Abe Sauer on August 30, 2013 01:10 PM

China is the second largest economy in the world and every significant brand's future is impacted by its growth (or collapse)—but who's got the time?! Here's the week's reads that will make you look like a keen China observer in case you find yourself immersed in a cultural conversation.

This week: Zhejiang Satellite Television's "China Blue"... Nike's 100 percent recycled store... China's bra town… diaosi Mike Sui for Adidas... Mercedes hurting… Tiffany and Co. bling… Hong Kong's Kickstarter staffs up… Hello Kitty Boeing… I ♥ KM… WeChat in Mexico… Design Shanghai '13… Shanzhai cronuts... and more.Continue reading...

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The Week in China: Jet Li Crop Art, Apple's 3-Piece, Budget Mooncakes and more

Posted by Abe Sauer on August 23, 2013 12:43 PM

China is the second largest economy in the world and every significant brand's future is impacted by its growth (or collapse)—but who's got the time?! Here's the week's reads that will make you look like a keen China observer in case you find yourself immersed in a cultural conversation.

This week: the "Apple three piece set"… budget mooncake… Robert Downey Jr's HTC ad translated… Wu Mo for Baidu… living in a KFC... GlaxoSmithKline... AmCham… Imax espionage… "China's Boston"… Shanghai Lacoste… Fruit Ninja advertising… Hong Kong air… marketing with "Singlish" and more.Continue reading...

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