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Coronavirus dampens seasonal cheer in China's Christmas production hub

11:59am BST

YIWU/SHANGHAI, China At the Yiwu Fuye Christmas factory in eastern China, workers are stitching and testing out Santa Claus toys, checking they play a Christmas tune at the press of a button. | Video

'All girls, buy it!' In China, Perfect Diary gives cosmetics world a makeover with live streams, low prices

26 Aug 2020

BEIJING/HONG KONG With chat groups, video streams and low prices for foundation, China's Perfect Diary has emerged from nowhere four years ago to become a cosmetics giant for the digital age, trailing only L'Oreal and LVMH in the world's no. 2 market for make-up.

China launches anti-dumping probe into Australian wine imports

18 Aug 2020

BEIJING/SYDNEY China has begun an anti-dumping probe into imports of Australian wine, it said on Tuesday, a move that knocked a fifth off the market value of Australia's biggest winemaker and is likely to worsen tension between the nations.

Want to make profits from coffee in China? It's actually a grind

22 Jul 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Looking outside her Beijing coffee shop where seven other nearby cafes including a Starbucks compete for customers, Huang Ying is simply glad to still be in business.

Starbucks expands Chinese order services to multiple Alibaba apps

21 Jul 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Chinese Starbucks customers can order the coffee chain's drinks on Alibaba's Taobao marketplace and mobile map app Amap, the companies said on Tuesday, expanding a partnership signed in 2018.

Burger King, GM venture criticised on China consumer rights show

16 Jul 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI U.S. fast food chain Burger King and a car manufactured by a General Motors (GM) joint venture were picked out for criticism on Thursday by China's state television station in its high-profile annual show on consumer rights.

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