Nyima Pratten

The China International Fashion Fair in Shanghai .


CHIC Shanghai Pushes Innovation, Chinese-Developed Brands

Manufactures display new and unique offerings to attract buyers as growth in the industry cools.

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Government and Trade

China’s Retail Sales Climb 9.5% in January-February Period

Real growth was 8.1 percent after deducting price factors.

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Backlash Against Lotte Over THAAD Continues in China

Over half of Lotte’s Lotte Mart retail outlets have been shut down in China.

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Pearl prices are on the rise due to lower supply.


Pearl Prices Climb as Environmental, Geopolitical Issues Hit Supply

Rising acidity levels in the oceans is having an impact on the supply of high-quality pearls.

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Anti-American sentiment may be on the rise in China, but so far it isn't impacting U.S. brands.

Business Features

Anti-American Sentiment Rising in China, Study Finds

Chinese consumers have a more negative view of the U.S. following Trump’s first month as president, but so far this isn’t impacting American brands.

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Spinexpo was held in Shanghai.


SpinExpo Pushes Sustainability as Suppliers Battle Challenges

The three-day fair saw a sharp increase in visitors, although exhibitor numbers dipped.

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A visual from Red, a Chinese social e-commerce startup.

Government and Trade

China February Manufacturing Data Outstrips Expectations

China’s PMI showed the country’s manufacturing sector grew faster than anticipated in the month of February.

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Beauty Features

China Increases Its Ban of South Korean Beauty Brands

Amid simmering diplomatic tensions between the two countries, China has blocked the import of select South Korean beauty products.

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Government and Trade

Chinese Exports Jump 7.9% in January

The better-than-expected figures deliver a dose of optimism amid fears of U.S President Donald Trump’s protectionist threats.

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Chinese Retail Spending Grows 11.4% Over New Year Holiday

Sales growth was in line with the 11.2 percent jump seen in 2016 over 2015.

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Bicester Village, a high-end international outlet development with 130 brands


England’s Bicester Village Makes Strong Push For Chinese New Year Travelers

Stores are going above and beyond to welcome the Year of the Rooster and lure shoppers.

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The China-led trade initiative is seen getting a major boost from President Trump's decision to drop out of TPP.

Government and Trade

China-Led Trade Deal Could Get Boost From U.S. Quitting TPP

China-led trade deals with Asia-Pacific countries and countries further afield gain traction.

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Marks & Spencer


Chinese Lessons: What Went Wrong For Asos, M&S and Giordano

Despite the rapid expansion of the retail market, some international retailers have struggled to succeed, or even survive in China.

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Lululemon Opens Stores in Shanghai, Beijing

The brand is also launching its Chinese e-commerce site this week.

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A Chinese newspaper announcing Donald Trump's presidential election win.

Government and Trade

Report: Trump-Promised Tariff Could Lead to 5% Drop in China GDP

Domestic and other foreign producers would fill the China gap but final consumer prices in the U.S. are likely to rise, Daiwa predicts.

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