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As the Chinese market evolves, two trends have become very clear: one is the upgrading of consumption, and the other is the rationalization of high-end consumption. more

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China National Tobacco Corporation signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation with China’s internet giants Alibaba Group and Ant Financial in a move has had a large impact on the industry. more

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GIMA TT has signed in an agreement with Shanghai Tobacco Machinery Co. Ltd. to supply lines for the packaging of cigarettes. more

Manufacturing

Nowadays, various types of innovative cigarettes have kept coming on to the market. Under the strong lead of the Chunghwa brand, medium-sized cigarettes have gradually come into public view, trendsetting the industry’s next tide. more

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More than 50,000 visitors, 1,500 brand owners, and 350 domestic and foreign media from 45 countries participated in the expo. more

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It is no longer just growers and associations seeking alternative crops to tobacco production. The industry itself has already surrendered to this transition. more

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The newly minted Tobacco Authority of Thailand plans to introduce its Chinese cigarettes to the market this October, targeting the increasing number of Chinese visitors to the country. more

Products

The rapid development of fine cigarettes in China in recent years has brought higher requirements to domestic cigarette manufacturers in device segmentation. more

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Tobacco production in China, rooted in the vast rural areas, is both the foundation of the country’s sustained and healthy development of its tobacco industry as well as being an important means of support for farmers in poverty-stricken areas. more

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More than 170 representatives from the tobacco industry all over China gather to summarize the work of cigarette network construction and to exchange and share experiences. more

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Davidoff Cigars is introducing its new limited-edition cigar line and accompanying accessories to mark the Chinese Year of the Dog. more

Products

As the new generation of Chinese consumers born in the 1990s emerges as a leading force of consumption in China, an important marketing focus for brands is on how to win favor from this group. more

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China’s tobacco industry is undergoing a shift from being a distributor to providing services that increase the value of retail outlets. This is brought about by emerging new business changes spawned by the internet and mobile interconnectivity. more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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From the Associate editor

Marketing 101

There is no industry more regulated than the tobacco industry, and this extends to its marketing. But, do basic marketing concepts differ much between tobacco and any other product?

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