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  1. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... the fuss Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" is probably the most frequently heard greeting these days in offices or on the street in Hong Kong. On the mainland, the story might be a little bit different. In big mainland cities like Shanghai and Beijing, almost every shop has been trying to make the best use ...

  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... shopping strip but Putonghua was yet to become a required language for salespeople in luxury stores. Now, it is a different story, as American and Chinese travellers can tell you. This brings ...

  3. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Stella McCartney has designs on China expansion

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Kering. Frederick Lukoff, the president and chief executive of Stella McCartney, said the company expected to head west and set up shop in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, after launching its flagship store in Beijing last week. The company, which opened its first mainland shop in Shanghai in August last year, will soon launch a second store in that city. It will also open ...

  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft takes retail market fight into Asia

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... and the mainland. That initiative would put Microsoft in head-to-head competition against Apple, which has established some of its most lucrative branded retail shops at 11 locations in the two markets. ...

  5. News - China

    Shifting China consumer tastes show in brand sales

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 05:20pm by Reuters Breakingviews in Hong Kong

    ... to Global Blue, which processes duty-free shopping tax refunds, refunds for shoppers with Chinese passports rose 63 per cent year on year in the first nine months, on the back of a 60 per cent rise ...

  6. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Beijing's corruption crackdown knocks growth prospects at jeweller

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... shops on the mainland this year as an anti-corruption campaign continues to take its toll on luxury sales across the border. The high-end watch and jewellery retailer saw its shares fall 4.7 per ... to 14 shops last year but had no plans to close shops in 2013. However, the company would take a "cautious" attitude in future shop opening because the mainland government's ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Chinese Maoist tour group ridiculed for travelling to North Korea

    Posted May 07th 2013, 10:52am by Patrick Boehler

    ... to contribute their strength to war efforts blighted, showed their fighting power when shopping", the traveller wrote. The group spent several dozen thousand yuan at a souvenir store before heading ...

  8. News - China

    Several arrests as Kunming protest over petrochemical plant ends

    Posted May 16th 2013, 11:59am by Staff Reporter

    ... shopping area in the city. Updated 2.29pm: Some 500 people are in the marching crowd, more onlookers observe the protest from the sidelines. Updated 2.27pm: Police are filming onlookers ...

  9. News - China - TOURISM

    China tourist attractions raise fees ahead of holiday, sparking outrage

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... ethic-minority populations. The fee resulted in a protest by local shop owners last week, and at least 650,000 internet users have participated in an online campaign to boycott trips to the town. The semi-official China News Service reported yesterday that about 100 shops inside the ancient town have been forced to close. N anfang Daily cited Cao Peng, general manager of a travel agency ...

  10. News - China

    China tries to get serious on price limits for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 03:33pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... cigarettes are often given as gifts, which can conveniently be passed on or swapped for cash at pawn shops. One in six people in Beijing have received cigarettes as a gift, a health researcher ...




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