• Game consoles ban lifted in Shanghai FTZ

    by Ville Miettinen

    China's 10-year ban on the sales of game consoles has finally been lifted, but manufactures will only be allowed to produce and sell consoles in the Shanghai pilot free trade zone (FTZ). Even before the announcement by the Shanghai City government, Microsoft and BesTV have already set up a JV in the zone to market the Xbox, while Sony is partnering with a local enterprise for its PlayStation c...

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    A total of 50.62 million kilolitres of beer were consumed in China last year, resulting to revenue of USD29bn, or 9.3% higher from 2012, according to the China Alcoholic Drinks Association (CADA). Beer producers' profits were also up 21.5% from last year. During the 2014 China Beer Industry Annual Summit in Beijing, CADA Secretary General He Yong has said total beer output last year grew 4.6%,...

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