An interesting story form Nikkei Asia caught our eye Friday morning. In a way it is a rehash of a story we saw on Caixin a month ago re the sales pattern during the 6/18 shopping promotion. To recap, JD.com, the originators of the festival reported that “over 70%(of sales) were Chinese.” Alibaba also reported similarContinue reading “China Local Brands Gain Favour”
Hello from Shunyi again where July is turning out to be a humid month. In this weeks issue we look at food, in particular a Japanese comeback, DIDI hits some unsealed roads, TESLA, China’s carbon trading scheme.
Hello, good morning from Shunyi. This article is an update of an earlier, very popular, piece we released May 2021 as part of a Bic community service to help educate computer users about online security threats and what they can do about them. Since then scammers changed or updated their game. Our original article dealtContinue reading “Email Bitcoin Extortion – a new game.”
If the view of most non Chinese is taken into account, there are probably only a handful of cities in China – with Wuhan suddenly leaping to the foremost of everyone’s mind thanks the the US media, fake news and the conspiracy theorists. In so far as good places in China for business, the listContinue reading “Chengdu: A Sweet China Business Choice?”
Hello from Shunyi for what is shaping up to be a tech centred news week. We start off with a slightly more indepth look into DIDI than is usual, pay a visit to Microsoft, check out China’s newest aspiration to be chip self sufficient, China EV battery makers gain ground in EU ending up atContinue reading “#27 week that was – China Biz News”
Back in June last year, 2020, we published this brief article pointing out the advances of some of China’s lower tier cities for foreign brands starting out in China. Since the data we relied on last year has changed, and subsequently the way Chinese cities are now ranked, we’re reprinting here today as a leadContinue reading “The Beauty of China’s Smaller Cities for Foreign Brands Starting out in China.”
Hello from Shunyi for Friday 2nd of July. We start off with a look at Chengdu’s new airport , the global chip shortage, AI in China, 5G in Beijing and end with a short Elephant update. Uhhm, can you actually have a short elephant?
Hello for Wednesday the 30th June, our last article and last day of the month. Tomorrow we welcome July and what is supposedly the hotter part of the year. But so far, the weather has been anything but seasonal so all bets for July are off. Anyway, today , we are revisiting the artificial meatContinue reading “More Mock Meat Masquerading in China”
Hello from Shunyi for Friday 25h and the last issue for June. We will look at either keeping this format for July or taking a new direction. Again we are looking at a short round up of China Tech, Marketing, Social Media and business news making headlines in China for week 25 of 2021. WeContinue reading “#25 week that was – China Biz News”
When you think of China what is your first thought, when you think of technology in China, what is your impression? Today we are changing gears a bit, quite a bit actually to look at technology in China from a different aspect.
Hello from Shunyi for Friday 18h June. Again we are looking at a short round up of China Tech, Marketing, Social Media and business news making headlines in China for week 24 of 2021. This weeks issue is noticeable thin, partly as China is still coming back to work after a long weekend. Have somethingContinue reading “#24 week that was – China Biz News”
Hello. If you are an old, seasoned China business hand, you will be well versed with the various festivals and holidays that fall here. And well prepared in advance. That preparation will vary of course, depending on your location and your type of business.
Hello from Shunyi for Thursday 10th June, almost middle of the year. Again we are looking at a short round up of China Tech, Marketing, Social Media and business news making headlines in China for week 23 of 2021. In this issue we look at, or revisit sextortion, is TikTok following Huawei another look atContinue reading “#23 week that was – China Biz News”
From time to time we post in support of the publications and sources we use to collect much of our material. This fits in with Aim2D’s purpose: to provide informative, educational materiel to help brands better understand the China market. However, despite the reference to lux in this weeks title, it isn’t just fashion orContinue reading “International Brands in China”
Hello from Shunyi for Thursday 3rd June, just a few weeks to middle of the year. Again we are looking at a short round up of China Tech, Marketing, Social Media and business news making headlines in China for week 22 of 2021. In this issue we look at Lying Flat, Xiaomi, Fast Fashion inContinue reading “#22 week that was – China Biz News”
Hello from Shunyi for Thursday 27 May. Today we are looking at a short round up of China Tech, Marketing, Social Media and business news making headlines in China for week 21 of 2021. In this issue we look at China EV, from a Huawei perspective, China natural energy, and fat pigs!
So far this year we have, from time to time revisited some of the sites we often draw out content from and recommend to you for keeping abreast of what is happening in China business now. They form the backbone of our “Breaking China Marketing News” link. If your focus or interest is the beautyContinue reading “China Cosmetics and Beauty News”
Greetings from Shunyi for Saturday 22nd May. Seems like just a few days back we welcomed May. Now it is nearly finished. Today we are playing with the old proverb about gold and other shiny things. Yep, we realise that glistens is more oft, correctly used when something is wet or moist, but again, thatContinue reading “All that glistens..”
Hello and as always, greetings from Shunyi for Tuesday, 18th May 2021. Tail end of spring here. Partially cloudy sky but lots of blue patches with a temp of 25* at 9-30. Probably top 30 before the day ends. Over the past few articles we’ve introduced you to some of the publications we follow andContinue reading “China Re-Commerce”
Hello, greetings again from Shunyi, Thursday 13 May. As a back drop, lets recall that Aim2D was created to provide better data and insight into China for international marketers thinking of setting up business here. Consequently, naturally, most of our readership is business orientated. Most, not all. For example one of our followers is ChangeContinue reading “China – New Normal”