How a new pet brand becomes a best-seller in China with US$34 million sales

CIW / China Consumers / How a new pet brand becomes a best-seller in China with US$34 million salesJanuary 13, 2021 By CIW TeamPidan, established for five years targeting the cat food and toys market, sells more than 100 million yuan a year on Tmall. Its second-year sales already reached 50 million yuan.How did they…Continue Reading

WeChat Becomes a Powerful Surveillance Tool Everywhere in China

China’s do-everything app, WeChat , has become one of the most powerful tools in Beijing’s arsenal for monitoring the public, censoring speech and punishing people who voice discontent with the government. Authorities are increasingly using the app from Tencent Holdings Ltd. to justify arrests or issue threats, say dissidents, consumers and security researchers. Wang Shengsheng,…Continue Reading

Sara Hall Becomes Second-Fastest Marathoner in American History at The Marathon Project

At The Marathon Project in Chandler, Arizona, Sara Hall set a personal best, running 2:20:32 to win the race. She was on pace to top Deena Kastor’s American record—2:19:36—but fell off in the final miles.Keira D’Amato and Kellyn Taylor finished second and third respectively, running 2:22:56 and 2:25:22.On the men’s side, Martin Hehir won the…Continue Reading

JD.com Becomes First Online E-commerce Platform to Accept Chinese Digital Currency

(Source: CoinDesk) Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com will become the first online platform to accept China’s digital currency, according to announcement issued by the company’s fintech subsidiary JD Digits on Dec. 5. Suzhou residents can now makes purchases with the digital yuan, which refers to the Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP), using their “dual offline wallet”…Continue Reading

New York becomes third state to ban PFAS chemicals in food packaging

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that will help protect consumers from the harmful effects of a dangerous class of chemicals linked to serious health problems, according to Consumer Reports. The new law drafted by Assemblymember Patricia Fahy and Sen. Brad Hoylman bans polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), sometimes called “forever chemicals” because they do not…Continue Reading

UK becomes the first to approve Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine, rollout due next week

LONDON — The U.K. on Wednesday became the first country to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use, marking another step in the global battle against the pandemic.The vaccine will now be rolled out in the country next week, with elderly people in care homes and medical workers first in line. The U.K. government is the…Continue Reading