Obese Americans struggling with their health might find this odd, but McDonald’s is preferred by many Chinese consumers, because its fast food is perceived to be healthy, explains Shaun Rein in NPR. Healthy according to Chinese standards, that is.
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Innovation is lagging, says most China experts, although the subject is high on the political agenda. Author Tom Doctoroff of “What Chinese Want” is equally harsh in Forbes. The Chinese won’t deliver on innovation.
Australia is one of the favorite destinations for 40 percent of the Chinese tourists, even beating France and the US. Retail analyst Paul French of Access Asia explains in InsideRetailing why.
H&M and Zara might be winners in the competitive fashion market in China, tells author Shaun Rein of “The End of Cheap China” to the BBC. But brands like Gap, Marks & Spencer, American Apparel, Abercrombie & Fitch and Banana Republic belong to the majority of the losers.
Advertising veteran Tom Doctoroff explains in the China Observer his motives for writing his latest book “What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and the Modern Chinese Consumer.” On the timeless feature of a uniting Confucian conflict.
Authorities disclosed last week a US$4.7bn plan for an entertainment park in Tibet, focusing on 15 millions visitors per year. A bad idea, says hospitality specialist Roy Graff on his weblog. He already sees the country littered with empty parks, destroying capital and nature.
Chinese have been the most thrifty savers, because they felt they needed a financial buffer to compensate for poor social security, poor health care and high insecurity.That might change only with the generation, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in the Washington Post.