Shanghai Halloween Costumes Raise Specter of Censorship

Halloween celebrations in Shanghai doubled as an outlet for mild political “gags,” spooking censors and delighting audiences online. Photographs of party-goers dressed as Winnie the Pooh, livestreamer Li Jiaqi, Lu Xun, “big...

Why Do China’s Leaders Dye Their Hair?

CDT previously reported on the curiosity around the uniformity of dress at the 18th Party Congress. The BBC reports aside from Western business suits, top leaders also are dying their hair black in order to blend in with one...

Mostly Men in Black

At Foreign Policy this week, Nels Frye examined civilian official’s curious uniformity of dress at the 18th Party Congress, and the various political pressures that encourage it. China’s top leaders have been...

J.Crew to Expand to Beijing, Hong Kong

Local and Western fashion companies continue to thrive in China, and J. Crew is trying to ride China’s fashion wave by opening its first store in Hong Kong, from Bloomberg Business Week: J.Crew Group Inc., the apparel...

Gap Says to Triple China Network in 2012

Clothing retailer the Gap, which is trying to boost flagging sales in the U.S. with Black Friday incentives today, is also planning to triple its stores in China, Reuters reports: Redmond Yeung, president of China for Gap, which...

The End of Cheap Chinese Goods

At The New York Times, Floyd Norris presents a series of charts illustrating Chinese clothing exports’ rising prices, and possible consequences for the US economy: When Chinese trade was helping to push down prices for...

Trump: Don’t Buy Chinese-Made Goods, Except Mine

Reality TV star Donald Trump has urged Americans to buy less “crap” from China. Salon’s Justin Elliott wonders whether that includes the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection of mid-range, Chinese-made business...

David Barboza: West’s dilemma over China textiles

From the IHT: The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday that in the first three months of the year, preliminary data showed that imports of textile and apparel products from China rose more than 63 percent from a year earlier… The figures came just days after Beijing released data showing that exports to the United States […]



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