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The China Edit | ZTO Express Eyes IPO, Alibaba's Payment By Nodding

“ZTO Express Eyes Largest Chinese Company US IPO Since Alibaba” (Reuters)“ZTO’s IPO later this month, which could raise as much as $1.5 billion, is the latest example of a Chinese company seeking to capitalise on its growth prospects to lure Western investors, while also avoiding the red tape associated with launching IPOs in mainland China.” “Alibaba’s New Payment System Lets Virtual Reality Shoppers Pay by …

Alibaba Pictures, Amblin to Co-Produce Films

BEIJING, China — Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners and Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd, the film studio unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Sunday they will co-produce and finance films for global and Chinese audiences. They will also collaborate on the marketing, distribution and merchandising of Amblin Partner films in China, the companies said in a joint statement. Under the terms of …

Will China Burst the K-Pop Bubble?

SEOUL, Korea — Missile tests are cooling relations between China and South Korea and the impact is being felt in some unlikely places. When South Korea decided to deploy a US Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) anti-missile system last month, policy makers in Beijing were angered. Chinese officials viewed the Thaad deployment as another American effort to contain China, arguing that the shield, designed to …

Top Fashion Schools in China: Pushing Forward Despite Philosophical Divide

BEIJING, China — Industry leaders outside the country still tend to paint all Chinese fashion schools with the same brush, despite recent strides made by some schools to up their creative games. Institutions like the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), Tsinghua University (TU) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) have nurtured the creative instincts of many graduates, and came 20th, 27th and 43rd respectively …

The China Edit | Dior Bags on WeChat, China's Tech Trailblazers

“Dior in First With Luxury WeChat Handbags” (China Daily)“France’s Christian Dior has become the first luxury brand to sell top-end bags on WeChat, the most popular messaging and social network in China, offering its iconic Lady Dior bag on the platform.” “China’s Tech Trailblazers” (The Economist)“The Western caricature of Chinese internet firms needs a reboot.” “Luxury’s Pain as Others Gain in Hong Kong and China” …