Lara Farrar

The Shang Xia boutique in Lane Crawford.

Retail

Chinese Luxe Brand Shang Xia Enters Lane Crawford

The Hermès-backed brand is introducing collections into Lane Crawford boutiques in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong where it is entering the market for the first time.

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Serge Brunschwig and Kris Van Assche

Mens Designer Luxury

Dior Homme Unveils Black Carpet Collection in Beijing

The event drew celebrities such as equestrian sportsman Alex Hau Tian, table tennis payer Ma Long and actor/singer Li Yifeng.

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma takes part in a game during a gala on Nov. 10.

Retail

Singles Day Sets Records Even as Growth Rate Slows

Alibaba saw revenues from Singles Day leap 32 percent in local currency terms, which compares with a 60 percent increase in 2015.

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David and Victoria Beckham made an appearance, with Victoria promoting her fashion line and David touting his new whiskey brand.

Retail

Alibaba Beats Last Year’s Singles’ Day Total With Half the Day to Go

Last year it sold a record $13 billion in the 24-hour period. This year the company looks set to reach $20 billion.

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David and Victoria Beckham made an appearance, with Victoria promoting her fashion line and David touting his new whiskey brand.

Retail

Alibaba Shatters Singles Day Records

David and Victoria Beckham, Kobe Bryant and Scarlett Johansson were among the celebrities who turned out to help launch the event.

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Dr. Feng Lu

Retail

Feng Lu on Obstacles to Overcome

The professor outlines key areas to attend to for sustainable growth in China.

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Tom Doctoroff

Markets

China Is Becoming Modern, Not Western

While individualism is emerging in China, Tom Doctoroff said it is “taking place in an executional framework that people want to have freedom inside of.”

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Jiang Qiong Er

Designer and Luxury

Shang Xia’s Quest to Woo Chinese Consumers

The Hermès-backed brand is attempting to dispel the notion that goods made in China are substandard, cheap and — in some cases — even dangerous.

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Women working at a clothes factory in Huaibei city, Anhui province, China - 19 Jan 2016

Financial

China’s Industrial Economy Shows Signs of Protracted Slowdown

The country is facing overcapacity, a lack of expansionary investment and concerns over government policies and the macroeconomy.

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Women working at a clothes factory in Huaibei city, Anhui province, China - 19 Jan 2016

Financial

China’s Industrial Economy Faces Growth Challenges, Study Finds

A survey of more than 2,000 Chinese firms found that in the second quarter more than 60 percent reported oversupply in the domestic market due to weak demand.

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The Mo & Co. fashion show

Fashion Features

Mo & Co. Taps into China’s Desire for Homegrown Fashion

When Jenny Kim founded her fashion brand, Mo & Co., twelve years ago in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, she had barely any experience in design. Now the brand counts some 600 stores across China and will post sales this year of more than $300 million.

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Government and Trade

U.S. and China End ‘Extremely Constructive’ Talks

They were also notable due to the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Du Juan at the Chanel Paris in Rome collection showcase in Beijing.

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Takes ‘Paris to Rome’ Show to Beijing

The French fashion house held two shows of its 2016 Metiers d’Arts collection in the Chinese capital.

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JD.com headquarters, Beijing, China.

Retail

JD.com Executives Have Alibaba in Their Sights

The company invited a group of foreign journalists to its headquarters here, home to 13,000 of the group’s 120,000 employees.

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Financial

Concerns Grow Over China’s Growing Bad Loans

Bad credit in shadow banking, or off-balance sheet lending by banks, could amount to 4.6 trillion yuan, or $707.8 billion at current exchange.

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