China is quickly becoming the center of attention for fashion brands attracted to the country’s 1.3 billion population, its fast-growing urban and retail centers and a $1.3 billion luxury goods market, along with its manufacturing prowess. But the 2,200-year-old country is still suffering growing pains in its move toward a market-oriented economy.

Tilling the Luxury Landscape

Hong Kong Benefits From Mainland Quotas

In Retail Development, Supply Isn’t Always Meeting Demand

Facing Economic Growing Pains

Homegrown Brands Battle for Market Share

Ports Search for Ways to Stay on Top

Lingerie Firms Lured by New Technology

This story first appeared in the March 21, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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