China

Who will triumph in China’s wearables market?

February 8, 2016

While the wearables market hasn’t boomed as manufacturers had hoped, this space is far from stagnant. As we explored in Tech Trends 2016, well-known tech and fitness brands have dived into western markets and subsequent worldwide device sales have been healthy – 77 million in 2015 according to …

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Confucian Stress

December 10, 2015

Money (perceived lack of it) the biggest cause of stress in the world! Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has declared that he will give away 99% of his shares in the company, worth $45 billion, for philanthropic purposes. He is in good company, as several other billionaires, …

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From “me” to “we”

July 22, 2015

Is it time to increase your investment to win the hearts of the Chinese consumers or is it time to cut the mushy stuff and compete on hard core product and price advantage?  Research indicates that it is time to put love in the air. It is time to woo and win, as the consumers are demanding and …

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Haitao, daigou and tourism

July 16, 2015

It has been mistakenly reported that 100 million Chinese tourists will go overseas in 2015.  Actually only around 10 million real tourists will go abroad, and the remaining 90 million will be shoppers in the guise of tourists. The most popular way of buying imported goods remains personal …

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What chinese drivers want from the connected car

May 19, 2015

The connected car will be a reality within a few years, as enhanced safety, economy and entertainment become standard features of most new vehicles. So how do the Chinese feel about the car of the future? In this extensive global project carried out at the end of 2014, we interviewed 5,800 …

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