cosmetic change Why Lenovo traded in its perfectly good 'Legend' brand name for its current moniker remains a mystery to Lai See. But then China's largest computer manufacturer appears to have bigger problems. Earnings for the year to March edged up a disappointing 3.4 per cent, as new ventures into handsets, IT services and contract manufacturing proved a drag on its robust computer business. Just how far the company has strayed from its core competency is illustrated by its 1,700 yuan V508 mobile phone model, which doubles as a beauty kit. With a press of a button, the V508's screen is transformed into a mirror. It also squirts perfume. CALL OF THE WILD Suzhou-based Longlife Group Holdings, a health products firm seeking a Growth Enterprise Market issue, boasts a veritable Noah's Ark of animal products including liquor of tortoise and a whitening facial milk and cleansing foam derived from snake gallbladder, goat placenta and - of course - snake oil. A company press release says its chairman, Yang Honggen, previously managed the Shenzhen Wild Animals Company, which unapologetically engaged in the trading of wild animals. Mr Yang, 53, proudly told Lai See that in his salad days he would climb mountains to catch snakes.