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[November 15th – November 21th]

Panda Review 26 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.

China’s October Retail Sales Beat Expectations
BUSINESS OF FASHION – November 15, 2021

China’s October Retail Sales Beat Expectations

China’s industrial output and retail sales grew more quickly than expected in October, despite fresh curbs to control Covid-19 outbreaks and supply shortages.

Muji launches first fresh food complex with JD in China
DAO INSIGHTS – November 17, 2021

Muji launches first fresh food complex with JD in China

On 11 November, Muji (the Japanese supermarket chain) opened its first fresh food complex in Shanghai in partnership with JD.com’s supermarket Seven Fresh.

Is the Chinese cosmetic unicorn Perfect Diary sustainable
DAO INSIGHTS – November 19, 2021

Is the Chinese cosmetic unicorn Perfect Diary sustainable ?

Perfect Diary, the Chinese cosmetic brand that has nerved some international peers in China, reported a growth of 6% in its net revenues for the third quarter in 2021. However, some have cast doubts on the sustainability of this business as nearly 70 per cent of its revenue going for marketing is concerning for the business.

🤳 Digital Marketing, KOL

Panda Review 26 China digital news - Muji launches first fresh food complex with JD in China
JING DAILY – November 16, 2021

Starbucks Could Struggle as Chinese Coffee Upstarts Master Content-Commerce

Manner Coffee’s recent collaboration with UCCA was a social media share-worthy success.

 

Dior under controversy for inappropriate portrayal of Chinese models in Shanghai Exhibit
DAO INSIGHTS – November 17, 2021

Dior under controversy for inappropriate portrayal of Chinese models in Shanghai Exhibit

Dior’s latest exhibition in Shanghai, Art’N Dior, attracted nationwide attention from well-known celebrities to Chinese consumers for the wrong reasons. However, this long-awaited campaign event has now put the brand at risk of losing the world’s second-largest luxury market.

 

Can L’Oréal hold the Chinese market after boycotts from China’s top two live streamers
DAO INSIGHTS – November 18, 2021

Can L’Oréal hold the Chinese market after boycotts from China’s top two live streamers ?

L’Oréal, the global personal care label, has issued a statement on 18 November apologising for “complicated promotions” during the just concluded Double 11 shopping fest. The apology arrived after two of China’s live stream stars Li Jiaqi and Viya had announced their suspensions of collaboration with the brand for alleged false advertising during L’Oréal’s Double 11 promotions.

 

👀 New Technologies

Xiaohongshu joins the League of Legends binge in China
DAO INSIGHTS – November 16, 2021

Xiaohongshu joins the League of Legends binge in China

Xiaohongshu recently announced a new campaign, “Meeting Jinx”, on its social media platform. Its users are encouraged to post anything related to the character Jinx in League of Legends, with cash prizes of overall 15,000 RMB ($2346.43) for posts that get the highest number of likes.

Metaverse Gets Big Dose of China Cred With Zhang Huan’s New NFTs
RADII CHINA – November 19, 2021

Metaverse Gets Big Dose of China Cred With Zhang Huan’s New NFTs

We spoke with Zhang to learn about his unconventional artwork and how emerging technologies like NFTs are changing the artistic landscape.

🏮 Society & Culture

F1 signs its first Chinese driver- Would China be the next ground for the race
DAO INSIGHTS – November 18, 2021

F1 signs its first Chinese driver: Would China be the next ground for the race?

Zhou Guanyu will become the first Chinese Formula One driver racing for Alfa Romeo in the 2022 season, as the Swiss-based team announced on 16 November.

Did you know Santa Claus comes from China
DAO INSIGHTS – November 18, 2021

Did you know Santa Claus comes from China?

Many countries claim Santa Claus as theirs, but today you really should know the truth, that your Santa comes from China, along with his presents.