[October 25th – October 31st]
Panda Review 23 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.
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – October 27, 2021
China sees sharp slowdown in online commerce growth in coming years, as market matures and focus shifts to rural economy
The slowdown in China’s e-commerce growth rate was partly expected, as deceleration has already started.
DAO INSIGHTS – October 27, 2021
Top designer jewellery brands march into the double 11 battleground
Double 11 is around the corner, the long-awaited annual shopping festival in China. This year, the festival is more luxurious than usual with top designer jewellery brands joining in for the first time such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Graff and Pomellato.
JING DAILY – October 27, 2021
China’s Secondhand Luxury Boom is Here. Don’t Miss Out.
Young Chinese consumers are price-motivated but not overly price-sensitive when it comes to secondhand luxury.
REUTERS – October 28, 2021
China calls on e-commerce sites to curb spam ahead of Singles’ Day shopping fest
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a major industry regulator, has called on e-commerce sites to curb text-message marketing ahead of the country’s annual Nov. 11 Singles’ Day shopping festival.
🤳 Digital Marketing, KOL
👀 New Technologies
DAO INSIGHTS – October 29, 2021
China’s first virtual talk show hostess makes a debut
The first Chinese talk show hostess born in the metaverse – Mei Se Tian – made her debut on stage this 4 September through the tech giant Tencent’s news platform. The digital character was created by a Chinese emerging anime company, called Shan Xiao Ying Hua, with her debut show being Mei De Shuo, or Nothing to Say in English.
🏮 Society & Culture
DAO INSIGHTS – October 28, 2021
Can I pay you to be my boyfriend? Chinese Gen-Z craves intimacy
Gen-Zers are digital natives, embracing virtual life and deciding on new trends. Unlike the rest of the world though, Chinese Gen-Z is the only child at home, they are the generation of the one-child policy. Through this isolation or void of loneliness comes a new business, renting a boyfriend for a day, a way to commercialise the intimacy many crave.
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – October 29, 2021
New fad in China has parents putting helmets and moulds on their babies to make their heads more round
The parents want to take advantage of the babies’ soft bones and avoid having kids with flat heads. Believing that a round head is more beautiful, Chinese parents are taking to social media, such as the trendsetting forum Xiaohongshu, to discuss “miracle” equipment that helps “correct a baby’s head shape”.
DAO INSIGHTS – October 29, 2021
Why is Coca-Cola the fastest growing brand in China in 2021 ?
While its trademark beverage Coca-Cola and sparkling soft drinks have generated a global increase in consumer metrics, fresh choices such as low-alcohol and plant-based beverages and chilled milk are gaining ground in China due to their health value.