As we race towards the end of the year, we thought it appropriate, or corny if you wish, to conclude our penultimate post for 2021 with a quick round up of China motoring news for this month. Let’s start out with a couple of EV brands, one famous and one not so, who have eitherContinue reading “China Motoring”
Hello again and yes, another warm welcome from Aim2d, snuggled in the north east corner of Beijing- Shunyi. We are entering what is often called the “Silly Season” so why not be a little silly?Prada – a name synonymous with high end, luxury fashion garments, and maybe, for some yachting. Or more precisely high speed,Continue reading “What is Prada Cabbage?”
New Zealand, that country nestled deep in the South Pacific, not too far from that other little place that was once a British penal colony. When asked, most people usually think of sheep, kiwi fruit and the game, rugby – which incidentally, we are told, translates to Chinese as “the game played with a ballContinue reading “A New Zealand Success Story in China.”
Hello, warm greetings again from Shunyi for October 26th, our penultimate issue for this month. Previously, last Thursday to be exact, we mentioned that China is entering the crazy season – a busy time for marketers and delivery gals and guys alike. Hopefully a boom time for brands and sellers internationally.
Hello, greetings and welcome again from Shunyi. Covid has, as we all know, wreaked havoc on many industries. Among those hit hardest was the hospitality industry. Especially food and drink. Aim2D today looks at one brand that is bucking the trend, at least in China. China has around 10 days National Day holiday, so seeContinue reading “Yum: Bucking the Trend in China”
Hello, greetings from Shunyi for Thursday 21st September. Last week we looked at European Auto Brand History in China which focused briefly on the rise of the motor car in China and the foreign brands driving it. This article looks at where things may be now in this bloody, vicious battleground and bitterly competitive market.
Hello again from Shunyi for Thursday Thursday September 16. Diverting somewhat from our usual strategy to bring an excerpt from an article written by Adina Laura Achim published the other day on Jing Daily. One of our “Goto” sources for cutting edge China news.
Hello, and greetings, again, from Shunyi for September, Tuesday 14th to be precise. Last Thursday, September 9th, we published a short article titled EV in China in which we commented that it seems non Chinese brands of NEV / EV were arriving late for the party. In particular, the Detroit makers. Today, we will expandContinue reading “Foreign EV in China”
Hello, welcome to Aim2D for Tuesday September 7th coming to you as always from the Beijing Airport Tech Zone, in sunny Shunyi. ‘cept it’s grey and raining today – again. Never mind, let’s march on John. Last Thursday we ran this story and briefly commented on the take over of cosmetics sales by males inContinue reading “Pretty Chinese Men”
Hello again for Thursday, not just any Thursday, it has the distinction of being the first Thursday in September. Moving on. A few weeks back we featured a video from Alibaba re Tea Pigs, Selling Tea to China, the British brand of tea bag. Seems unfair to dismiss them so lightly, but anyway today weContinue reading “Best of British”
We begin this short wrap with Tesla who chose end of July to drop the price of their almost 251,000 RMB Model 3 EV vy 15,000 yuan. According to the official company release, the reduction was possible as the realty of production costs was less than theoretical.
Last Tuesday, July 20th, we published a piece loosely looking at the changing trend of Chinese consumers towards buying domestic rather than imported goods. In particular relating to luxury items. We noted how many commentators are justifying this as part of the growth in China National Pride among the younger set. We countered with someContinue reading “Quality of Foreign Brands in China”
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 again for Thursday, April 8th from a warming up and more humid Shunyi. Those who read our earlier post on Qingming Festival and travel will recall that it is said to coincide with the warming up and onset of the rainy season in China. So far, it has. Today we are going to continueContinue reading “The Business of Luxury in China”
Hello and welcome to Bic Brands for Tuesday, March 23, 2021.We are going to jump around a bit in this episode and cover a couple of things. Both related to Chinese travel. Well, sort of. First up is a quick look at domestic Chinese tourism followed by Qingmin Festival. Or maybe t’other way ’round. OK,Continue reading “2021 China Travel and Tourism”
We are sharing this topic and pretty much entire article from The Luxury Conversation because on the topic of LOCALISATION in China- and others- we’re aligned in our beliefs. We have been content to sum it up with; “Well, China is not one huge 1.4 million market.” This article takes it several steps further.