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Phone makers are showing their true colors

SAMSUNG, Apple, Huawei and other major players in the highly competitive smartphone industry are adding color to their arsenal of marketing weapons. Color is viewed as a form of self-expression, just ...

April 17, 2017, Monday

American lobster exports to China surge

XIA Guangfeng, a businessman from Shanghai, still remembers the moment he made his first sale of American lobsters using an e-business platform. “It was on December 27, 2012, and the buyer was from Bazhong ...

April 17, 2017, Monday

Package design matters in deciding what we buy

CONSUMER good fads come and go at a surprising fast pace, and one of the surest signs of that trend is the role product packaging has come to play in marketing strategies. Buyers are fickle. What they ...

April 17, 2017, Monday

Money scams: cunning swindlers, scarred victims

EVERY time I meet with Zhang Nan, the 61-year-old victim of a high-profile financial fraud that involved 1.5 billion yuan (US$217.8 million) of investors’ sav­ings, I get new insights into how people ...

April 17, 2017, Monday

Cash? Who needs it? We have digital wallets

CASH and credit cards are rapidly become things of the past. It won’t be long before all payments we make will be done via smartphones, thanks to innovations in the mobile payment sector and new strategies ...

March 21, 2017, Tuesday

SUV-only automaker looks to global growth

Wei Jianjun is the chief matchmaker in China’s love affair with the SUV. A decade ago, the chairman of Great Wall Motors Ltd saw opportunity as the bulky vehicles began shedding their image in China ...

March 21, 2017, Tuesday

Boundary blurs between virtual and real worlds

TIM Sweeney, the founder of Epic Games, wants to make his Unreal game engine a “real” part of daily life by extending the boundary into Hollywood and other industries requiring digital content. Epic ...

March 21, 2017, Tuesday

High-speed diplomacy: Exporting China’s train technology

AS little as a decade ago, the construction of high-speed rail was far from one of China’s strengths. But now, it definitely is. China and Thailand came to an agreement five months ago on a planned high-speed ...

March 21, 2017, Tuesday

Consumers cock a snook at old-style marketing

SHANGHAI office worker Charlotte Pan bought a set of baby shampoo and skincare products from Japan as a Spring Festival gift for her friend’s nine-month-old baby son. “Lunar New Year gifts are no longer ...

February 6, 2017, Monday

In spending, the young rule the roost

CHINESE young people, with their smartphones ever at hand, love to shop online, and their enthusiasm for digital spending has made them the backbone of the nation’s consumer market. In fact, people between ...

February 6, 2017, Monday


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