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The China Edit | Record-Breaking Tourists, Taking On Counterfeiters

This week, Chinese consumers are flocking to in Japan, while brands including Alexander Wang clamp down on counterfeiters.
Shoppers in Dōtonbori, a tourist destination in Osaka, Japan | Source: Courtesy
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  • Kate Abnett

"Chinese Tourists Set Another Record and Change Shopping in Japan" (Bloomberg)
"The spending power of Chinese tourists in Japan is so impressive there is a special word for it: bakugai, or explosive buying."

"Chinese Lingerie Makers Urged to Innovate to Survive" (South China Morning Post)
"The market remains too fragmented with around 3,000 manufacturers operating across the country, none of whom hold more than a three per cent share."

"Luxury Brands Get Tough With Counterfeiters" (The Wall Street Journal)
"The court froze the websites and transferred their domain names — many of which are believed to originate in China — to Alexander Wang."

"Fast Fashion's Uncertain Place in China's Future" (Sourcing Journal)
"In the coming years, it will be up to China to stick with cheap clothing or drastically alter the global fashion supply chain."

"Tim Cook Is Back in China, This Time for Wedding Dresses and Fitness Classes" (Quartz)
"Yesterday he posted photos of himself with Guo Pei, one of China's most celebrated fashion designers."

"China's Alipay Deepens Push Into Europe With Ingenico Partnership" (Reuters)
"Ingenico Group has signed a deal with Alipay that will allow Chinese consumers to use the mobile payment app widely across Europe, the French company said."

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