Zong Qinghou , China’s richest person with a fortune estimated to be at least $8 billion, says his personal spending averages $20 a day. The soda and juice magnate doesn’t gamble, drink or play golf and eats his meals at the company canteen.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook apologized to Chinese consumers after two weeks of being lambasted by state-run media for arrogance and poor customer service. The company’s offense? It failed to replace the back covers of iPhones after repairing electronics inside.
Apple Inc., whose skill at hyping new products helped make it the world’s most valuable technology company, became a victim of its own success after a botched introduction of its iPhone 4S in China led it to suspend sales.
Apple Inc. said China has become its largest market after the U.S. as the iPhone, iPad and iMac computer maker opened an online store last year and six retail outlets in the past three years in the Asian nation.
China’s state broadcaster will tomorrow evening air its annual consumer rights program, which last year included allegations that later led Volkswagen AG to recall 380,000 cars and Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook to issue a public apology to its Chinese customers.
Facebook Inc. is taking steps to open a sales office in China to work with local advertisers, according to people with knowledge of the matter, in a move that would put the social network’s employees in the country for the first time, even as its service remains censored there.
China Resources Enterprise Ltd. , owner of Hong Kong’s second-biggest coffee chain, plans to open as many as 1,000 Pacific Coffee shops in China, challenging Starbucks Corp. in a market growing by 20 percent a year.