A Li Ning shoe is displayed in front of a promotional board at a shop in Beijing. Photo: Reuters A Li Ning shoe is displayed in front of a promotional board at a shop in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
A Li Ning shoe is displayed in front of a promotional board at a shop in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Doug Young
Opinion

Opinion

Corporate China by Doug Young

Yum, Li Ning take shine off retail

KFC is unlikely to return to double-digit same store sales growth in China over the next 18 months, while Li Ning will continue to struggle due to competition from e-commerce

A Li Ning shoe is displayed in front of a promotional board at a shop in Beijing. Photo: Reuters A Li Ning shoe is displayed in front of a promotional board at a shop in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
A Li Ning shoe is displayed in front of a promotional board at a shop in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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Doug Young

Doug Young

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He writes daily on his blog, Young’s China Business Blog (www.youngchinabiz.com), commenting on the latest developments at Chinese companies listed in the US, China and Hong Kong. He is also author of a new book about the media in China, “The Party Line: How the Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China.”