Kathleen E. McLaughlin

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Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.


Who Are China Magazines’ Cover Stars?

Jiang Wen, Li Yuchun, Fan Bingbing. When China’s top fashion and lifestyle magazine editors want to sell copies, they are among the hottest cover stars around.

clock August 18, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Jack Ma

Business Features

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Thinking (Really) Big

Attendees at a business conference in Tokyo got a sense of just how audacious Ma’s ambitions are: He wants to be bigger than Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

clock July 15, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Government and Trade

U.S., China Talk Currency Exchange Rates

The U.S. has pushed China once again toward agreeing in principle on adopting a more market-oriented rate.

clock July 10, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Lu Yan

Fashion Features

Chinese Model Lu Yan Shows Fashion Line

After 15 years of walking for everyone from Lanvin to Alexander McQueen, Yan hopes to add her flair to China’s luxury brand retail landscape.

clock July 1, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Government and Trade

China’s Manufacturing Stabilizes

Operating conditions in China’s manufacturing sector deteriorated only marginally in May but the long-term economic situation remains weak, according to HSBC.

clock June 5, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

In the southern town of Gurao, more than 1,000 large underwear and bra factories have sprung up in the past decade. Recent economic changes have created tougher competition and smaller profit margins.


Spotlight on Gurao, China’s ‘Hometown of Underwear’

Featuring more than 1,000 full-scale factories, the town has become one of China’s prime hot spots for making intimate apparel.

clock May 22, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Céline RTW Fall 2014

Designer and Luxury

Céline to Stage Runway Show in Beijing

As Céline’s sales have tripled globally, the brand’s China presence has grown apace, ceo Marco Gobbetti said in an interview Tuesday.

clock May 21, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Spin Expo in Shanghai.


Chinese Fairs Take to Brand Building

Trade show organizers and product manufacturers said the Chinese domestic market is more important than ever to garment and textile manufacturers.

clock May 21, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Kelly Wetherille

Alexander Wang showed Balenciaga’s spring line in Beijing.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang, Balenciaga Hit Beijing

The designer unveiled a retrospective of the house’s history before presenting its spring collection, with a twist.

clock May 16, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Government and Trade

Chinese Exports, Imports Drop

Observers said the unanticipated drop for March is largely due to exaggerated figures from last year rather than a significant economic slowdown.

clock April 10, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Massimo Nicosia

Designer and Luxury

Pringle Sets China Expansion

The brand is opening its first store in China next month with plans to roll out as many as 20 more shops in the next few years.

clock March 25, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin


Li Ning Narrows Full-Year Losses

The company reported lower sales as it closed hundreds of stores and reduced inventory.

clock March 24, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia.

Fashion Scoops

First Lady Visits Great Wall

Rounding out the Beijing leg of her trip, Michelle Obama spoke about the importance of education and then took a walk along one of the Wonders of the World.

clock March 23, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Michelle Obama in Carolina Herrera.

Fashion Scoops

The First Lady Talks Freedom

Michelle Obama spoke to the need for universal rights and freedom of expression on Saturday at Peking University in the capital.

clock March 22, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Michelle Obama with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama, the Lady in Red

The First Lady wore a lacy red dress with red kitten heels to the official dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.

clock March 21, 2014Kristi Ellis and Kathleen E. McLaughlin

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