Chinese Smart Cities: Inside the nation with the highest smart city pilot programs in the world

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In a “smart city,” existing networks and services are enhanced with digital technologies for the benefit of locals and businesses. A smart city does more than utilize digital technologies to better manage resources and reduce pollution. It should also entail improved water supply and waste disposal systems, better urban transportation networks, more effective building lighting […]

How laundry cleaning brands incorporate sustainability into their business in China

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The laundry cleaning market in China has been growing steadily in recent years. According to iiMedia’s report, the market size of the laundry cleaning market is predicted to reach 87.5 billion yuan and continue to grow in the next few years. As the laundry cleaning market in China keeps expanding, laundry detergent brands are increasingly […]

How are brands paving a greener path in China’s automobile, beauty, and fashion industry?

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Under the reality of global warming, sustainable business practices have become increasingly important to align with the shift in Chinese consumers’ purchasing decisions toward greener alternatives. With the efforts of education on sustainability, flourishing exposure to social media, and the government’s commitment to carbon neutrality, sustainable transfer has accelerated among Chinese people, especially within younger […]

Green Guilt: The present and future of sustainable consumption in China

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Environmental sustainability has become a growing trend in China, not just for PR strategy, but a necessity. Recently, it has been further emphasized by the impact of COVID-19 and the government’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060. Apart from businesses, we believe that consumers have the power to shift demand to greener alternatives. As […]

China’s Diamond Market: lab diamonds are a girl’s (and guy’s) best friend

China’s diamond market has been the world’s second largest for over a decade. In particular, statistics from the Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China reveal that the diamond jewelry market reached approximately 79 billion RMB in 2021. DeBeers Diamond Insight Report 2019 reveals that in China, love-related occasions account for 58% of the value […]

Green consumption in China: the lesser-known ‘side-effect’ of COVID-19 for brands

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Green consumption refers to consumers’ preference towards environmental-friendly products. The awareness of sustainability in China and green consumption has been a growing trend in pre-pandemic times and Chinese consumers have been increasingly motivated to choose eco-friendly and social-friendly products for the sake of protecting the environment. This has been proven by a number of recent […]

KFC, the most ‘sustainable’ F&B brand in China: PR Miracle or Reality?

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As early as 1987, KFC entered the Chinese market and rapidly expanded. As of December 2021, KFC in China holds over 8,100 outlets across 1,600 cities. To attract Chinese consumers and cater to the Chinese taste, KFC in China has glocalized its menus – offering not only its signature fried chicken, but traditional Chinese options […]

Unpacking the challenges of the secondhand clothing market in China

In China, an estimated 26 million tons of clothes are thrown away every year, whereas less than 1% of that amount is reused or recycled. Due to association with poverty and the concept of mianzi (面子), many Chinese people are unwilling to buy and wear secondhand clothing, leading to mass production and waste accumulation in […]

The Economics of the Beijing Winter Olympics

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China’s efforts to increase participation in snow and ice sports among Chinese citizens have led to a market boom in the winter sports industry. With memorable achievements made by athletes in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, China’s winter sports market will not be slowing down anytime soon. Since 2015, Beijing has been determined to […]