ZTE smartphones displayed at a press conference in Wan Chai. Photo: Thomas Yao ZTE smartphones displayed at a press conference in Wan Chai. Photo: Thomas Yao
ZTE smartphones displayed at a press conference in Wan Chai. Photo: Thomas Yao
Doug Young
Opinion

Opinion

Corporate China by Doug Young

China smartphones stall, as ZTE launches Star 1

China's smartphone sales likely to fall for the rest of the year, but competition likely to remain fierce as manufacturers grapple with growing piles of inventory

ZTE smartphones displayed at a press conference in Wan Chai. Photo: Thomas Yao ZTE smartphones displayed at a press conference in Wan Chai. Photo: Thomas Yao
ZTE smartphones displayed at a press conference in Wan Chai. Photo: Thomas Yao
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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.”