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Will the world drink more baijiu in 2022? Beyond Kweichow Mao-tai and Wuliangye, how Chinese liquor brands are targeting millennials, Gen Z and the Western market

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

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

30 Dec 2021 - 1:32PM
Why these Chinese celebrities were shamed for Henan flood relief donations, and why others were praised – charitable efforts from C-pop’s Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo to Hong Kong’s Angelababy

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’?

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’?

26 Jul 2021 - 3:12PM
China’s female MMA stars, from Zhang Weili, UFC champ Rose Namajunas’ predecessor, to One Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jingnan

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

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

16 Jun 2021 - 9:00AM
Meet Christopher Raeburn, the British fashion designer championing sustainability, tapped to design Aesop’s Adventurer Roll Up travellers’ beauty set

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?

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?

8 Jun 2021 - 1:13PM
Why five-star hotels are flying private jets – Four Seasons and Aman offer luxury in the skies as safety and discretion becomes the post-pandemic travel trend

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

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

26 May 2021 - 12:28PM
Who are the most famous actresses from Xinjiang? Gulnazar, Dilraba Dilmurat, Jiang Xin and Tong Liya are 4 ethnic minority actresses who found mainstream success in China

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

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

4 Jun 2021 - 9:28PM
Watch out TikTok: who is Kuaishou’s Su Hua, the millennial CEO who quit Google and Baidu to take on China’s Douyin?

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

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

12 Mar 2021 - 1:09PM
Chinese niangao vs Korean tteokbokki – which rice cake dish came first, and what’s the origin story of the tasty Lunar New Year staple?

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?

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?

12 Feb 2021 - 8:00AM
Pop Mart: how millennial entrepreneur Wang Ning became a billionaire selling US$9 mystery Molly dolls from vending machines across China

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

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

10 Feb 2021 - 11:00AM
How did Chinese YouTube star Li Ziqi break a Guinness World Record? Meet the ‘kimchi’ influencer whose quaint foodie and rural culture videos touched city-dwelling millennials in quarantine

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

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

4 Feb 2021 - 10:30AM
Why will China drink, and create, more gin in 2021? Chinese gin distilleries are copping London Dry Gin guidelines and winning at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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

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

20 Jan 2021 - 3:26PM
Who is Thai billionaire heiress Nualphan Lamsam, Hermès distributor and football lover who runs a US$98 billion empire and has over 2 million followers on Instagram and Facebook?

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?

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?

28 Dec 2020 - 8:00AM
Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew preached sustainability – now Source Collections offer Lyocell clothes and Outfyt recycle fishing nets into Econyl fabric

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

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

13 Dec 2020 - 12:00PM
Real-life Breaking Bad, without the crime? Meet the world’s richest self-made female billionaire Zhong Huijuan, the chemistry teacher who made her fortune in pharmaceuticals

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

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

21 Oct 2020 - 5:53PM
The Alibaba programmer Jack Ma asked to build Taobao, now a partner and a yuan billionaire – who is China’s Cai Jingxian?

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

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

9 Oct 2020 - 12:38PM
From ‘Lipstick King’ Austin Li to Lie’er Baobei: the charitable Chinese live-stream influencers fighting Covid-19, poverty and empowering women

For these internet celebrities, fame and sales translates to great influence and wealth – this is how they’re using it for good

For these internet celebrities, fame and sales translates to great influence and wealth – this is how they’re using it for good

7 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM
Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Tiffany & Co. ... which luxury brands have restaurants with Michelin-starred chefs or hotels in Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Seoul and Hong Kong?

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

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

3 Oct 2020 - 5:00PM
Kris Wu, Luhan, Yang Mi, Cai Xukun, Zhou Dongyu – the Chinese celebrities helping Western luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Cartier conquer Chinese millennials

Yang Mi, Kris Wu and Luhan are among the prominent Chinese celebrity ambassadors directing their huge fanbases towards powerful global brands

Yang Mi, Kris Wu and Luhan are among the prominent Chinese celebrity ambassadors directing their huge fanbases towards powerful global brands

2 Oct 2020 - 1:00PM
Elon Musk, watch out: Tesla competitor Xpeng Motors’ value soared at its New York Stock Exchange IPO – who is He Xiaopeng, the billionaire CEO behind China’s hyped electric car brand?

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?

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?

16 Sep 2020 - 6:00PM
‘China’s Elon Musk’, billionaire brains behind start-ups attracting money from Tencent, Baidu and Lenovo – who is William Li, CEO of electric vehicle company Nio?

Born on a dairy farm, he attended Peking University, founded his first IT start-up at 21 and has invested in more than 40 companies

Born on a dairy farm, he attended Peking University, founded his first IT start-up at 21 and has invested in more than 40 companies

16 Sep 2020 - 5:24PM
Teddy Wang, Victor Li and Walter Kwok – the Hong Kong billionaires and Asian entrepreneurs kidnapped and blackmailed by triads and gangs

The true life ordeal of 4 of the region’s most famous businessmen who were kidnapped by triads or criminal gangs – but only 3 were ever seen again

The true life ordeal of 4 of the region’s most famous businessmen who were kidnapped by triads or criminal gangs – but only 3 were ever seen again

27 Jul 2020 - 10:13AM
Who is He Xiangjian, the publicity shy Chinese billionaire who escaped kidnapping, and how did he make his money?

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

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

24 Jun 2020 - 6:00AM
Alibaba founder Jack Ma to Baidu’s Robin Li, Xiaomi’s Lei Jun and Liu Qiangdong of JD.com – at which universities did China’s richest tech entrepreneurs study?

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

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

1 Jun 2020 - 6:00AM