May 11, 2011
WSJ | China News - China Real Time Report: Asia Toda: Gap, A&F, Apple Head to Hong Kong
CHINA REAL TIME REPORT MAIL
from the Wall Street Journal Online.
May 11, 2011 ___________________________________
Asia Today: Gap, A&F, Apple Head to Hong Kong
Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap and Apple are the latest U.S. retailers coming to Hong Kong as they seek to attract Chinese consumers. WSJ's Jake Lee, Jason Chow and Amol Sharma discuss.
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Economists React: Inflation Higher Than Expected
China's consumer price index grew faster than expected in April, rising 5.3% year-on-year, driven largely by 11.5% jump in food prices. Analysts weigh in.
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Video: Inside GM's China Minivan Factory
As General Motors makes a push into China's automotive hinterland, SAIC-GM Wuling executive Scott Tien introduces WSJ's Norihiko Shirouzu to the little truck that's come to dominate the country's rural roadways.
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China Watch: Surprise Surplus, Adoption Industry Scandal
China records a surprisingly large trade surplus in April, family planning officials are discovered stealing children and selling them to adoption agencies, China is Pakistan's new best buddy and more.
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Chinese Books Now Available by Airmail, For a Price
Chinese online retailer 360buy.com said Tuesday it will now ship books overseas, opening up a selection of 500,000 titles to Chinese-language readers overseas who can't easily get to their nearest Chinatown bookstore.
Latest WSJ Stories from China
Mass Marketers Head to Hong Kong
Seeking mainland Chinese customers, retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Apple and American Eagle are flocking to Hong Kong, one of the world's top luxury shopping cities, driving up rents for retail space. - Coach Aims for Hong Kong Listing - Exchange: Coach Listing Is a Marketing Ploy
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China CPI Jumps 5.3%
Topping forecasts, China's consumer price index for April was up 5.3% from a year earlier--following a 5.4% rise in March, its sharpest in nearly three years. Food prices, up 11.7% in March, jumped 11.5%. - Video: Inflation Slows, But China Set To Tighten - Economists React: Higher Than Expected
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GM Bets Big on Rural China Markets
General Motors is revamping its China strategy, shifting its focus inland to rural markets where demand for no-frills cars and microvans is key to achieving its goal of doubling its annual vehicle sales in China. - Video: GM's China Minivan Joint Venture - Optimism Drives GM to Hire, Expand
Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap and Apple are the latest U.S. retailers coming to Hong Kong as they seek to attract Chinese consumers, while Google is objecting to India's plans to regulate Internet content. WSJ's Jake Lee, Jason Chow and Amol Sharma discuss.