Having controversially split from their Japanese founding partners, the Chinese management of SNH48, BEJ48, GNZ48, SHY48 – and soon CKG48 – seem set on creating a lucrative idol universe of … Continue reading Behind the scenes with Chinese idol group SNH48, unauthorised AKB48 spin-off
A comment piece for Mailchimp’s work-focused magazine Courier on why the WFH revolution is yet to take off in China
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Meng Fanyu may have only been crowned Mr Gay China a few days before we meet, but he seems to have settled quickly into the role of champion. Before sitting … Continue reading Meet the winner of the first ever Mr Gay China competition
Signing Didier Drogba has given Shanghai Shenhua fans hope that the side’s so far disastrous 2012 season can be turned round
Virtual reality is currently big news in China. While the high costs involved relative to perceived returns continue to deter many brands in the West from wholeheartedly embracing the technology, Chinese companies are racing ahead buoyed by a consumer base that is eagerly devouring all things VR. Once the limited realm of the gaming community, virtual reality technologies are now being used in China by everyone from art galleries to music festivals to hotels— and the fashion and luxury industries are keen not to be left behind.