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[September 29th – October 3rd]

Panda Review 19 China digital news

So what happened these past 2 weeks in China ? 

Read our press review below: all the best news about E-commerce, digital marketing, social media, KOL news, travel retail and tourism industries, new technologies, Chinese society and culture. And sometimes, great Chinese digital market white book or report to download that we found for you!

🛍️ E-commerce & Co.

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DAO INSIGHTS – September 28, 2021

Alibaba allows Tencent payment for the first time in history

Since Beijing’s announcement two weeks ago calling for major internet companies to open up access to each other, Tencent and Alibaba have already begun honoring their commitments for certain delivery platforms. Chinese Internet users are looking forward to them continuing their joint efforts.


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DAO INSIGHTS – September 29, 2021

Prada launched its pop-up at a Shanghai wet market for its fall 2021 campaign

Prada is experimenting its way to a bold idea – launching its fall 2021 campaign through an old Chinese wet market, to create the most authentic experience for local people.

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JING DAILY – October 1st, 2021

How Chinese Collectors Drive Luxury Demand

As collectors search for appealing investments, a new generation of young Chinese want luxury goods as alternative assets that also reflect individuality and status. 



🤳 Digital Marketing, KOL 

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JING DAILY – September 30, 2021

Introducing China’s Top Virtual Idols: Ayayi and Luo Tianyi

Following China’s crackdown on the entertainment industry, celebrities have become an unsafe option for brands. But are virtual idols a safer bet?

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DAO INSIGHTS – September 30, 2021

​​WeChat launched ‘Easy Mode’ to target China’s 123 million elderly users

Following an announcement from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, WeChat is taking the initiative and adapting to the needs of its elderly users in its latest update. However, there are still many tools to be implemented to further improve the experience of these users.

✈️ Travel Retail, Tourism 

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SUPCHINA – September 27, 2021

Strict COVID rules expected for Beijing Winter Olympics

Is Beijing 2022 on course to have more stringent COVID-19 rules than Tokyo 2020? Earlier this month, the country enforced strict COVID rules for the National Games, a multi-sport national Olympiad. China has received internal pushback from the IOC and various national Olympic committees about potential quarantine measures for athletes.

👀 New Technologies

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SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – September 30, 2021

The ‘CEO’ is a man: how Chinese artificial intelligence perpetuates gender biases

As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly integrated into modern society, evidence suggests that the algorithms meant to help eliminate cultural biases have problems of their own, and Chinese companies are no different.

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As Beijing gets tough on celebrity gossip and gaming, online content providers pin their hopes on ‘knowledge’

Knowledge videos have become a safe bet for China’s tech giants amid on ongoing campaign by Beijing to clamp down on unsavoury content. 

🏮 Society & Culture

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SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – September 21, 2021

China’s campaign for conformity is taking aim at ‘effeminate’ men

Regulators have warned media firms off androgynous pop idols and anyone who doesn’t conform to gender norms and called for a boycott of ‘fan culture’. It’s a sustained and coordinated push that’s linked to President Xi Jinping’s broader ‘common prosperity’ initiative, observers says.

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JING DAILY – October 4, 2021

How to Redefine Luxury for Gen Z

Some brands have successfully disrupted their previous business models to gain traction with Gen Z, while others still struggle. Here’s what they should do.