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China’s cigar market has ushered in a new round of robust growth as the four major tobacco industrial companies launched operations to significantly upgrade products and sharpen their competitive edge. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:00 PM Features

Niche cigarette products have turned out to be powerful weapons for China’s tobacco industry in their efforts to revive cigarette sales and reverse an unprecedented sales slump last year. more

Sep 12, 2017 10:00 AM Features

China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial Co. representatives say the company sees value in developing new types of tobacco products. Now they take a look at so-called heat-not-burn products using a new type of heating device. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

China’s tobacco industry looks forward to enjoying favorable conditions in its drive to “go global,” due to the implementation of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, the so-called “Belt and Road” initiative. more

Jul 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

China’s tobacco industry has managed to increase earnings from leaf production to encourage farmers to continue growing tobacco while taking steps to reduce the output over the past three years, in response to government efforts to cut inventories. more

May 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Despite living under a cloud of regulatory threats, flavor capsule cigarettes continued to make inroads in in global markets. more

May 19, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Chinese electronic cigarette manufacturers now face both opportunities and challenges in production and sales at international markets due to the adoption of stringent new rules by the US Food and Drug Administration. more

May 15, 2017 12:00 AM Features

In a region where RYO is uncommon, rolling paper sales remain sluggish compared with the rest of the world. International paper companies primarily concentrate on maintaining a brand presence, holding up their hopes that better times might arrive. more

May 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

China’s tobacco industry needs to be persistent to innovate and develop new products to recover lost sales over the past year stemming from sluggish economic performance nationwide. more

Mar 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The emergence of electronic cigarettes as a substitute for traditional cigarettes in China may have a great impact on the country’s traditional markets, even as the safety of vaping remains controversial in China and the rest of the world. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The world’s fourth-biggest tobacco company, Imperial Brands, gets a foothold in the largest cigarette market through a joint venture with state-owned China National Tobacco. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM News

An elegant looking filter tip and laser printing-enhanced packaging go a long way in establishing brand appeal among consumers – and nobody knows that better than China’s paper and packaging suppliers. more

Nov 1, 2016 3:00 PM Features

Chinese tobacco manufacturers have attached greater and greater importance to innovating filter tips to attract smokers. more

Nov 1, 2016 10:00 AM Features

Cigarette brands in China have entered a no-advertising era as a result of the interim measures for management over advertising on the internet. more

Nov 1, 2016 6:00 AM Features

Zimbabwe has seen a surge in millions of dollars of Chinese investment in formerly white-owned tobacco farms. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial Co., Ltd. – operator of the tobacco industry in east China’s Jiangxi Province – strives to make its leading cigarette brand, Jinsheng, more competitive by significantly improving appearance, flavor and marketability. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Cigarette marketing methods in China are undergoing a “reverse transformation” to a pattern of "promotion from the consumption, retail, and commercial sectors to the manufacturing sector." more

Sep 4, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Aficionados have a real and strong passion for the best-known production of these countries and might have recurrent dreams about them, but how many actually visit the birthplaces of their favourite cigars? more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Despite government efforts to tighten tobacco controls, simplifying cigarette packaging with picture health warnings proves to be quite difficult in China due to stiff corporate resistance and cultural traditions. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Wenzhou City has been remarkably successful in cigarette sales promotion using innovative techniques amid the current adversity in tobacco trade seen as part of a general slowdown in economic development in China. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features


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