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2023 – State of Global Biz in China

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China seems to be still settling in after the first real holiday in 3 years – business news is a bit thin. Maybe too, everyone is waiting for the results of the National Conference this week which will outline China’s future plans and development.

Main talking points for the past week and a bit have been humorous jibes at China’s spy balloons v/s US hi tech satellites and high altitude spy planes. A lot of talk about black pots and kettles. Jokes about cranes are also popular – other than that, China still seems to be coming to accept that Covid restrictions are gone.

A recent “Business Climate” survey among AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) members indicates roughly 75% have no plans to relocate out of China this year.

In other news, the Honour brand of smart phone (which you will remember was spun off from Huawei a few years back) is now gearing up to compete directly with Apple and Samsung in the European top end smart phone market.

Honor, original an entry level brand under Huawei, has since re positioned itself as a premium device and is enjoying huge success in Asian markets.

Sort of tying in with our first item, there has also been a lot of talk (or threats) from some quarters re the EU moving away from China as punishment for China’s refusal to support the US led war effort.
As a MarTech firm we are not seeing this, quite the contrary but we operate in a narrow field.

So to look more broadly, today we also take in an Alizila video.
The two guests are Fortnum & Mason’s Regional Managing Director APAC Carmen Chiu and UK based Zarina Kanji; Head of Business Development for Health & Wellness, and Food for the UK and Nordics at Tmall Global. Goodness, can you imagine her business card!

We also featured Fortnum & Mason back in August last year:

The video, shot around start of November last year, looks at European health and food brands in China, their expectations and customer profiles. Obviously, if Health and Food are your industry, this is a must watch.

But even if not, it also provides extremely valuable insight into how the China market is segmenting, who is driving it and what is hot.

European brands are still very much looking to enter China and Chinese consumers are very much looking for their types of products

– Zarina Kanji  TMALL GLOBAL

However, it is important to realise that this is, especially the health and beauty segment, viciously competitive and Chinese consumers have a strong, almost unshakable relationship with food and cosmetic brands from certain countries.

What was Glamping again – a quick refresher:

Please press in image to watch video – caution, sound is ON by default.

So there we are, that’s us for today, hope you find the video informative and useful. Don’t forget if you have any questions re China, business, marketing, what ever, drop Everlyne a line below. She is bound to have or find the answer. We also welcome comments.

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