The crackdown on plastic surgery ads in China: Balancing the beauty economy with surgery scandals and deaths

plastic surgery ads in China

In September 2021, Chinese state media called for stricter regulations on plastic surgery ads in China, mentioning its excessive pervasiveness and false claims. In the last decade, China’s aesthetic medicine experienced a period of steady growth, driven by rising consumer disposable income, enhanced consumer awareness and the emergence of hedonic values. Chinese aesthetic medicine market […]

Digital healthcare in China: Powered by tech giants amid Covid-19 outbreak

digital healthcare in China

Digital healthcare is the integration of cutting-edge technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence in the field of healthcare, which includes digitization, standardization and intelligence of medical consultation and pharmaceutical services.  The number of online medical users increased from 214.8 million in December 2020 to 233.33 million in Jun 2021, […]

Survey on fitness beliefs and exercise habits in China

survey on fitness habits in China

The scale of the Chinese sports and fitness industry is exploding. According to data compiled by the Chinese General Administration of Sports, from 2016 to 2025, the number of athletically engaged people in China will grow by 39%, from 360 million to 500 million. Not only will there be more athletes and fitness fans, but […]

Linking Chinese healthcare R&D and the Chinese healthcare industry with the rest of the world: China Paradigm transcript #124 with Douglas Corley

Chinese healthcare R&D

This transcript is based on our interview with Douglas Corley, an American healthcare entrepreneur and a bridge between Chinese healthcare R&D and western healthcare institutions. Douglas Corley is the founder and CEO of DHB Global in China. DHB Global provides clients with expert advice on the Chinese healthcare industry. Listen to the full episode of […]

How brands carve room for body positivity in China

body positivity in China

Body positivity refers to the assertion that all people deserve to have a positive body image, regardless of society’s ideal shape, size, and appearance. The body positivity movement challenges existing social standards of what preferred body is, promotes the acceptance of all types of bodies, helps people build confidence and acceptance of their own bodies […]

How Chinese people lose weight: Social listening exposes market demand

In 2019, one in five Chinese people were overweight. In combination with this statistic, the beauty standards in China are relatively unforgiving towards extra weight. As a result, China’s demand for weight loss is rising quickly. But to penetrate China’s weight loss market, the question is how do Chinese people lose weight? Chinese people are […]

The Chinese boxing market and the women driving it

Chinese boxing market

With the changes in Chinese fitness consumer groups and improved spending power, increasingly more people choose niche sports such as boxing to satisfy their diverse fitness needs. Although there is still a big gap in the recognition and participation of boxing compared with western countries, thanks to large population base in China, boxing market in […]