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Ford’s iconic Mustang to be built in China

Ian Horswill, CEO Magazine – 1 February 2021 Looking to capitalise on China’s commitment to tackling climate change, Ford has embarked on a joint venture with Changan Automobile to manufacture their electronic SUVs the Mustang Mach-E. This short article explains the current vehicle market in China and how Ford will fit into it. Read the…

Chinese New Year 2021: brands look for the light in the dark

Charlotte McEleny, The Drum – 3 February 2021 Each year, marketers of the biggest brands in China sit down to create a Chinese New Year story that will tug on the heartstrings of consumers. The equivalent of the UK’s John Lewis Christmas advert, Chinese people look forward to seeing what creativity Apple presents for the…

The Very, Very Long Way Home for Chinese New Year

Shuli Ren, Bloomberg – 25 January 2021 China’s economy hasn’t felt the detrimental effects of Covid-19 quite like other countries, in fact it is now expanding at a faster rate than before the pandemic. It is set to experience a massive first quarter GDP growth spurt this year as well, with many people having a…

Asia’s media and entertainment industry heading for V-shaped recovery?

Jennifer Tan Stanisic, AsiaOne – 27 January 2021 The entertainment industry has been one of the worst affected during Covid-19, with live music, theatres, cinemas and film and tv production all brought to a stand-still. However, in the Asia-Pacific region where countries have managed to effectively control the virus, the industry has started to get…

The ‘BTS law’: are K-pop stars serving a new kind of army?

Eunice Wu, Palatinate – 14 January 2021 In a culturally progressive move, the South Korean government have passed a new law named the ‘BTS Law’, meaning K-Pop entertainers can postpone their compulsory military service. This new law comes into effect after the culture minister stressed the contribution of such performers to the Korean economy and…

K-pop fans question the importance of the K

Yoon So-Yeon, Korea JoongAng Daily – 26 January 2021 Just as the popularity of K-Pop has transcended across borders, a few Korean fans have instead turned inward and conservative over the industry that has boosted South Korea’s economy massively. Despite this, others say it’s important to accept the global success of Korean idols as “the…