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Chinese Consumers

Buying Underwear and Headphones: Selling Higher Education

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.23.2012 | College
Frank H. Wu

I bought some underwear the other day at Walmart. I felt pretty good about the price. The package of three was a national name, all cotton. It was che...

GM Aims Low In China

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business

BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Co. and its local partners, intensifying competition in China in the no-frills car market, on Sunday formally opene...

Doing Business in China: How to Win

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The Chinese consumer is becoming modern and international, but not Western. In my book, What Chinese Want, I outline a few "golden rules" successful ...

D.M. Levine

Nestle's Baby Boom

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

Nestle might soon be be feeding a lot more babies. The world's largest food and nutrition company is in final talks to buy Pfizer's infant nutriti...

A First: China Overtakes U.S. As Largest PC Market

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — China has passed an important technological milestone: It became the world's biggest consumer of PCs in the second quarter, acco...

E-Commerce in China: Patriarchic Benevolence

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

China's e-commerce scene is, like the Internet itself, a paradoxical combination of "democratic" people power and top-down "management."

Car Crazy China: Where Ego and Anxiety Collide

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Parking spaces are far and few in between. Highways are choked with bumper-to-bumper traffic. Even car washes are rare. Still, people buy. The question is, "Why?"

Consumers vs. Corporations: China's Great Digital Divide

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

China's technologically liberated consumers are ready for a digital commercial revolution. But manufacturers and their communications partners are letting them down by not approaching the sector strategically.

Chinese Consumers Can't Save the World

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Sustainable 21st century growth will be achieved if, over time, America increases savings and long-term investment and China reduces saving rates and ...

China's Senior Market: Gray Today, Golden Tomorrow

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Marketers must realize that, as incomes rise, the Middle Kingdom will become more modern, more international, but not more Western. Goods must be positioned in accordance with cultural imperatives.

How Marketers Can Win During China's "Recession"

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

China's recessionary environment has yielded a new conservatism that will not dissipate until vigorous growth is restored.

Chinese Consumers: On Rocky Shoals but Not Shipwrecked

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

This is the first time in history in which a Chinese middle class of broad scale (125-150 million people) has confronted a global economic shock, begg...

Our Enduring Competitive Edge

Jeremy Haft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeremy Haft

The rash of product recalls reveals that China is not the manufacturing juggernaut we fear -- and that America has an edge we tend to overlook.

Automakers view China as one of the top markets in world

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING — Automakers issued ambitious forecasts Sunday of up to 65 percent sales growth in China's booming market this year _ a striking contras...

Nike, Adidas Woo Chinese Shoppers With Customized Gear

Wall Street Journal | Sky Canaves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The latest battle in the global sneaker wars is figuring out what a "Chinese" style looks like. In efforts to woo China's consumers, Nike Inc., the c...