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No place like home: Chinese firms stung by trade war build up domestic brands

06 Sep 2019

SHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI For over a decade, manufacturer Matsutek plied away at building its business with big Western brands, supplying firms such as Philips and Honeywell with products made in its Chinese factories for the U.S. and other overseas markets.

RPT-FOCUS-No place like home: Chinese firms stung by trade war build up domestic brands

06 Sep 2019

* Other Chinese firms also boost efforts to expand domestic brands

China's Luckin counts cost of Starbucks battle, looks to break even

15 Aug 2019

BEIJING Luckin Coffee turned in a bigger-than-expected loss as costs ballooned on store openings and heavy discounts aimed at competing with Starbucks , driving the Chinese firm's U.S.-listed stock down sharply on Wednesday.

Coach, Givenchy in hot water over China T-shirt row

12 Aug 2019

BEIJING/HONG KONG Chinese brand ambassadors of fashion labels from Coach to Givenchy have severed ties with the companies over products which they said violated China's sovereignty by identifying Hong Kong and Taiwan as countries. | Video

Coach, Givenchy in hot water over China T-shirt row

12 Aug 2019

BEIJING/HONG KONG, Aug 12 Chinese brand ambassadors of fashion labels from Coach to Givenchy have severed ties with the companies over products which they said violated China's sovereignty by identifying Hong Kong and Taiwan as countries.

China blocks movies, stars from Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards

07 Aug 2019

BEIJING/TAIPEI China's film regulator on Wednesday said it was blocking the mainland movie industry from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards without a giving a reason, in the latest sign of rising tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled island.

China's Tencent talking to Vivendi about stake in Lady Gaga's label

07 Aug 2019

PARIS/BEIJING China's Tencent Holdings Ltd is in talks to buy up to 20% of Universal Music Group (UMG) from Vivendi SA , valuing the music label of Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and the Beatles at around 30 billion euros ($34 billion), as both firms look to expand in a recovering global music market. | Video

RPT-'Homeland Dream': Chinese gaming giants unveil titles that play up patriotic values

06 Aug 2019

* Titles such as "Codename: South China Sea" unveiled at ChinaJoy

'Homeland Dream': Chinese gaming giants unveil titles that play up patriotic values

05 Aug 2019

SHANGHAI Chinese gaming companies, including giants Tencent and NetEase , unveiled new titles at an industry meet that show off socialist values and patriotic themes amid stricter state censorship and a push to back Communist Party propaganda.

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