From the monthly archives:

July 2009

Obama’s Blackberry, My Blockberry

by Ray Ally on July 17, 2009

Everyone knows that Obama is addicted to his wireless handheld device and now has a super spy proof Blackberry 8830. But what you might not know is that he is unofficially promoting the brand in China. Well–not really–as the brand being promoted is called a Blockberry and is from one of the many Shanzhai companies […]

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10-Year Heavenly Sleep

by Ray Ally on July 10, 2009

The most famous hotel bed brand in the world has come to China. The Westin Heavenly Bed is now available to buy at the Westin Beijing Financial Street. It’s been 10 years since the bed was launched back in 1999 and to celebrate its anniversary it can now be bought in Beijing. Through customer research […]

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Hummer Road Blocked in China

by Ray Ally on July 3, 2009

Photo: Ray Ally The mighty mean Hummer, the ultimate off road, go anywhere, bad boy rapper car has finally found a terrain it cannot cross–the Chinese Government. Troubled GM sold its Hummer brand earlier this year for US$100m to China’s, Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company. However, the deal is likely to be blocked by […]

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