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China’s national drink surged in popularity during the pandemic and brands both big and small – from Kweichow Mao-tai to Ming River – are riding the spirit’s rising tide at home and aboard

Former Exo member Huang Zitao donated 3 million yuan and urged his Weibo followers to help while C-pop star and Henan native Wang Yibo even made a personal trip, but who got criticised for donating ‘too little’?

Rose Namajunas may have taken Zhang Weili’s UFC strawweight title, but up-and-comers like One Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jingnan are inspiring female athletes in China and beyond

Christopher Raeburn, the British designer with a passion for responsible fashion, is creative director of Timberland and works with other big-name brands – but why was he tapped by skincare brand Aesop?


With widespread commercial flights still stuck on the tarmac, private jet charters and sales are taking off – with five-star hotel brands now competing for airspace with established airlines

Chinese celebrities from ethnic minority groups have been gaining traction – how many of these four breakthrough actresses have you seen on screen?

After stints at Google and Baidu the millennial tech whiz joined Kuaishou as CEO, which now claims 300 million daily active users who spend an average of 85 minutes on the app – watch out, TikTok

Li Ziqi inadvertently kicked off an online battle about the origins of kimchi last month: are rice cakes – niangao and tteokbokki – the next Asian staples up for debate?

Pop Mart founder Wang Ning, a 33-year-old from China’s Henan province, opened his first store in 2010 – now he has 200 in 21 countries and is valued at US$3.2 billion

This softly spoken 30-year-old was recently crowned the most-popular Chinese-language vlogger on YouTube by Guinness World Records – and somehow sparked a net controversy over kimchi


Chinese cocktail enthusiasts can’t stop sipping on regional craft gin brands – whether Porcelain Shanghai Dry Gin, the first distiller to use Mongolian juniper berries, or the blood red Dragon’s Blood

Meet ‘Madam Pang’, the multitalented scion of the family behind Kasikorn Bank, which boasts US$98 billion in assets – did you know she’s the chairwoman of a football team and author of a memoir?

Seven in 10 Singaporeans are open to recycling, swapping or upcycling clothes and now there are local and regional brands to answer their needs with creative and sustainable solutions

She’s been playfully compared to Breaking Bad’s Walter White for her career change – now the Hansoh Pharmaceutical founder is 2020’s richest self-made billionaire

Programming prodigy Cai Jingxian was part of the 3-man team that built the mainland’s leading internet marketplace – now he’s a partner and a yuan billionaire

High-end fashion houses are adding restaurants with celebrity chefs and hospitality to retail outlets as they look for more immersive engagement with customers

Alibaba, Foxconn, Xiaomi, and Qatar and Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds have backed the electric carmaker’s meteoric rise – could it seriously topple Tesla?

The founder of home appliance giant Midea likes to keep a low profile, but after his dramatic escape from being held hostage, his life is firmly in the spotlight

Alibaba founder Jack Ma to Baidu’s Robin Li, Xiaomi’s Lei Jun and Liu Qiangdong of – the universities which breed billionaires revealed