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Foreign brands escape China's glare at annual consumer day gala

15 Mar 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China on Friday accused a raft of local firms, from snack makers to a financial tech firm applying for a U.S. listing, of fooling and harassing consumers in an annual event that for the first time in years did not name and shame any foreign or well-known local brands.

China prepares to skewer brands in annual consumer day gala

15 Mar 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China is gearing up to skewer companies it accuses of treating consumers badly in a yearly event that has previously named and shamed firms from Apple to Nike Inc.

Hit or miss - Oscar for Alibaba's 'Green Book' no guarantee for China success

28 Feb 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI The big upset at the 2019 Oscars by "Green Book" was a victory for its Chinese investor Alibaba Pictures, but there is no guarantee the best-picture winner will be a hit when it opens this week in China where viewers prefer blockbusters.

Chinese firm behind the 'Amazon Coat' hits jackpot in U.S., eschews China

26 Feb 2019

JIAXING, China/NEW YORK When Kevin Chiu left his job in 2012 to try his luck at starting an online apparel business in a rural Chinese city, his main goal was to carve out more time to spend with his wife and newborn child. | Video

RPT-Chinese firm behind the 'Amazon Coat' hits jackpot in U.S., eschews China

25 Feb 2019

JIAXING, China/NEW YORK, Feb 25 When Kevin Chiu left his job in 2012 to try his luck at starting an online apparel business in a rural Chinese city, his main goal was to carve out more time to spend with his wife and newborn child.

Exclusive: China regulator stops accepting new video game applications to clear backlog - sources

20 Feb 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's top content regulator has asked local authorities to stop submitting requests to monetize new video games, while it processes a backlog of applications built up after a lengthy pause last year, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

Alibaba is the force behind hit Chinese Communist Party app - sources

19 Feb 2019

BEIJING A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, two people at the company told Reuters, at a time when the nation's tech firms are under global scrutiny over their ties to Beijing. | Video

Chinese sci-fi movie 'The Wandering Earth' pulls in $440 million in 10 days

14 Feb 2019

BEIJING China's first science fiction blockbuster, "The Wandering Earth", has raked in 3 billion yuan ($443 million) in ticket sales in less than 10 days, putting it on track to become the country's highest-grossing film.

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