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Nike sales in China stay strong despite Covid-19 impact

Nike sales in China surged 11 per cent last year, marking the sixth consecutive year of double-digit growth in the market for the US sports brand.

Iconix Brand Group sells Starter China business

American brand management company Iconix Brand Group has sold the Starter China business for US$16 million to an unnamed local investor.

Country Garden builds world-first robotic restaurant

Chinese property-development company Country Garden has launched the world’s first robotic restaurant, in Guangdong.

Huawei opens its largest flagship store, in Shanghai

The new Huawei Shanghai store, the Chinese smartphone and electronics brand’s largest yet, opened its doors this week.

Hong Kong e-commerce market tipped to reach $25 billion by 2023

The Hong Kong e-commerce market is expected to expand 40 per cent to a value of $25 billion by 2023 on the back of consumer adoption of bank transfers and digital wallets.

Chinese tea chain Nayuki launches in Japan

Chinese fruit-based cheese tea brand Nayuki is making its debut in Japan, opening its first cafe in the Zero Gate shopping complex in Osaka.

Featured store: Chubby Girl noodle bar, Beijing

Beijing noodle bar Chubby Girl takes cues from the landscape of Southwest China in a unique layout and interior design which caught the attention of architecture and design magazine Dezeen.

Triple-whammy sees jeweller Tse Sui Luen post US$11.6m loss

Tse Sui Luen Jewellery has reported a US$11.6 million loss for the year to March, as the Sino-US trade war, protests and Covid-19 dented sales.

JD and Sony testing AR foot-measurement tool for online shoppers

Chinese online e-commerce platform JD and Sony Semiconductor Solutions are working together to develop AR technology to measure foot size online.

Live-streamed marketing masterclass gives China-focussed a head start

This year will be remembered as the one that Covid-19 changed so many aspects of daily life we took for granted.

How H&M got glocal in Asia

As fast-fashion label H&M expands its focus both online and offline in Asia, the company is going glocal, tapping local models and creative partners.

Chinese woman shopping online

China’s mid-year shopping festival sets new records

Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD have set new sales records during this year’s mid-year shopping festival digital sale thus far.