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Business

Alibaba Says Counterfeiters Have a 0.7% Conviction Rate

The online giant also issued a public appeal for stronger law enforcement measures and harsher penalties for counterfeiters.

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Part of the Shu Uemura-Ambush collection.

Beauty

Shu Uemura, Ambush Collaborate on Capsule Collection

The seasonal line, due out in May, comprises more than 30 cosmetics products.

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Ren Hang's work often veered into the sexually provocative or explicit.

Fashion

Chinese Photographer Ren Hang, Who Suffered From Depression, Dead at 29

In a foreboding Weibo post on Jan. 27, he said “Every year my wish is always the same: Die earlier.”

– February 24, 2017

A behind-the-scenes look at Liu Bolin in Moncler’s spring 2017 campaign.

Fashion

‘The Invisible Man’ Performance Artist and Photographer Liu Bolin About to Take a More Public View

Liu Bolin described his motto as “Work as hard as you can, so you won’t live with regret in the future.”

– February 24, 2017

Fashion

China Supreme Court Upholds Huntsman’s Patent Infringement Case

In earlier decisions, lower courts ruled that Colva had infringed on Huntsman’s Chinese patent.

– February 24, 2017

Business

Urbanization, Digitalization, Work-Life Integration Weighing on Worldwide Economy and Consumers

Fifty-five percent of the global population will live in urban areas this year and the median age will reach 30, according to Euromonitor International research.

– February 24, 2017

Hong Kong, China

Business

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo: Year of the Rooster Sees China Luxury Rebound

Repatriation of luxury spending and improving consumer sentiment are seen as a boost.

– February 24, 2017

Billabong's Warhol Surf collection

Business

Billabong Widens H1 Loss

The surf wear company’s profits soared in the Americas, but results were weighed down by challenges in Asia Pacific and Europe.

– February 23, 2017

Tigerlily

Business

Billabong Sheds Tigerlily in $46 million Deal

The swimwear brand will go to Crescent Capital Partners, as Billabong continues to hone its brand portfolio

– February 22, 2017

Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia

Fashion

Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia Back in the News for Pratt’s Visionary Award

Laura Kim first learned sketching, pattern making and sewing growing up in Seoul and Calgary before earning a B.F.A. in fashion design at Pratt.

– February 22, 2017

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Business

Retailers Withdraw From Bangladesh Apparel Summit

Their decision to withdraw is said to be in response to the campaign of repression against the labor movement carried out by the Bangladesh government and factory owners.

– February 22, 2017

An Esprit store in Hong Kong.

Business

Esprit Records $7.9 Million Half-Year Profit on Aggressive Costcutting

It continued to reduce its retail network, with controlled square footage shrinking by nearly 17 percent in a year.

– February 22, 2017

Priyanka Chopra as the new Nirav Modi ambassador.

Fashion

Priyanka Chopra Stars in Nirav Modi Campaign

The Indian beauty is the latest to model for the jeweler after Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Andreea Diaconu.

– February 21, 2017

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Business

Alibaba Forges Strategic Partnership With China’s Bailian

Alibaba has announced a strategic partnership with Chinese bricks-and-mortar retailer Bailian.

– February 21, 2017

Business

Australia’s Scentre Group Sees 10.4 Pct Uptick in 2016 Profit

The Australian operator of Westfield said it is seeing the results of jettisoning off-strategy malls to focus on a higher-quality offer.

– February 21, 2017