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  • iPhones are no longer the most popular phone in China
  • iPhones are no longer the most popular phone in China
    Erica Leong (2016) ©

iPhones are no longer the most popular phone in China

The iPhone may once have been the must-have phone around the world, but people in China are falling out of love with Apple. They're opting for innovative home-grown brands that satisfy their desire to keep up-to-date, while protecting their culture from foreign influence.



  • Chinese families are travelling domestically Chinese families are travelling domestically

    Chinese tourists have been embracing a new kind of travel in recent years. Not only are they venturing out independently, but over 75% of holidaymakers’ trips are within the mainland. And as demand for domestic travel increases, luxury hotels are winning big with families.

  • China is embracing globalisation China is embracing globalisation

    Unlike some countries in the West, people in China generally feel positively towards what globalisation can do for their economy and the nation's future. But they still have some concerns about Westernisation, and want to ensure that local culture and tradition is preserved.

  • Article image OnePlus: a Chinese cult smartphone goes global

    OnePlus has become the smartphone brand on every tech enthusiast's lips, sporting a cult following around its high spec devices with low price tags. How has a home-grown Chinese start-up, which doesn’t invest in any traditional media advertising, taken the tech world by storm?

  • Article image Xiaomi: the iPhone of China

    With a reputation for quality, foreign brands dominate Chinese technology markets. But in 2014, homegrown Xiaomi overtook Samsung and Apple to become the biggest smartphone manufacturer in China. How did a Chinese company manage to build enough prestige to compete with the big boys?