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China to push 5G commercialisation even as Huawei faces US-led resistance

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25-Mar-19 China plans to accelerate commercialisation of 5G in a "final sprint", with 60% of the USD256 bn 2019 tech budget allocated to telecommunications. Industrial Internet, smart transport, intelligent manufacturing, smart medical care and digital agriculture are among the priorities. [image: South China Morning Post]

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The changing retail landscape in China

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12-Mar-19 The pace of shopping venue openings in China is the highest ever, against a background of slowing retail sales and growth of online - 634 net openings in 2017/18. There is now a risk of over-supply in many cities. [image: Local Gravity / Retail In Asia]

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China has big plans for fitness

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12-Mar-19 Fitness has been a rising focus for influencers in China thanks, in part, to a push for healthier lifestyles. The country has a five-year fitness plan that would see spending of RMB1.5 tn (USD225 bn) by 2020. [image: Shutterstock / Retail In Asia]

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Chubb converts Huatai Insurance to Sino-foreign joint venture

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02-Mar-19 Chubb Insurance has received approval from the China Banking & Insurance Regulatory Commission to increase its ownership in Huatai Insurance Group, making Huatai the first Chinese financial services holding company to convert to a Sino-foreign equity joint-venture. [image: Body Shop Business]

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