Report highlights nation's top five 'cities of opportunity'

Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Nanjing have been ranked as the top five cities for opportunity in China.

A few tips on how to improve service delivery quality

As China is moving up the value chain and calling for an economic transformation which attaches more importance to the service industry, it should be noted that the feelings of users when being offered services makes the biggest difference.

Poodle care proves to be perilously expensive proposition

Dog food sales alone are expected to almost treble to over $760 million by 2019, Euromonitor data show, as increasing disposable incomes make keeping a pet an affordable luxury for more Chinese, especially in more developed cities.

Wine retailer has many reasons to be cheerful

The success of wine retailer Cheers in China can teach us important lessons on how to build a successful business.

Companies need more targeted approach toward elderly

When I lined up to board the Princess Cruise with my parents in October, I was surprised to find so many senior citizens around us. Most of the travelers, as far as I could see, were in their 60s or 70s.

How to turn 'wasted' time into learning time

According to Forbes, internet radio is the next big thing in media, due to the personalized listening experience it offers and its precisely targeted advertising, thanks to the big data era and the widespread use of smartphones around the globe.

Apps for young people revive an old business model

For most of us, the convenience of online shopping probably still means browsing through multitudes of merchandise at fingertips and making a purchase on the cell phone or website when there is a demand.

Tongyang success teaches how to save a business

The visit, although very brief, offered me a peek into one of the biggest and yet most mysterious financial conglomerates in China and the way it manages its overseas subsidiaries.

Dark side of the biz-tech marriage shadows consumers

Technology, it seems, isn't just the preserve of investors, researchers, big companies and governments. Even fraudsters appear to be tech-savvy.

Plastic bags are handy, but threaten our environment

In the war against white pollution, the government should encourage research and development of environmentally friendly methods and technology for plastic disposal and offer incentives for companies and organizations engaged in the sector

Treat yourself in festive spirit, but focus on value for money

We've heard stories about how Chinese tourists abroad have become more discerning and sophisticated, with shifts from snapping up bags to having a coffee or stroll on the beach. Perhaps the luxury travel craze is a phase.