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Selfie-mad Meitu phones are now made by Xiaomi, may be sold globally

Meitu isn’t leaving the world of smartphones, but will instead concentrate on developing new image processing software and technology, which will become part of its app lineup.

Read more on Digital Trends


Home-grown Chinese hotel brand NUO wants to take over the world

Spearheading the drive is the state-owned Beijing Tourism Group (BTG), which boasts over 100 hospitality, dining, fashion, transport and other industry brands.

Read more on South China Morning Post


M&C Saatchi relaunches in Hong Kong in a bid to help Chinese brands go global

M&C Saatchi’s Asia chief executive officer Richard Morewood tells The Drum the move was part of a growing reinvigoration of the Hong Kong market.

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Chinese Trademark Surge Signals Possible U.S. Market Entry

Brand-name companies in U.S. and elsewhere should brace for the possibility that they will soon face strong competition from Chinese competitors.

Read more on Bloomberg Law


China launches its own wine rating system

This seems to be in line with China’s overall more confident and assertive tone in the global stage, as the country’s clout grows in the fields of global politics, economics and culture.

Read more on The Drinks Business


That’s the spirit: international markets acquire a taste for Chinese ‘baijiu’ wine

But outside China, baijiu remains largely unknown. While an estimated 10 to 17 billion litres of the grain-based liquor, also confusingly known as Chinese wine, are downed on the mainland every year, only a tiny fraction reaches overseas markets.

Read more on South China Morning Post