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As one of the pillar industries of China’s fiscal revenue, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration has devoted itself to poverty alleviation. Read more

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The situation with cigarette counterfeiting and selling as well as smuggling in China has gone through tremendous changes. Read more

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The year 2018 saw a growing number of Chinese consumers using e-cigarettes, especially young people in their 20s and 30s, who accounted for more than 30% of the total consumption, and this number is still rising. Read more

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Chu Shijian, the former chairman of Hongta Group and Yuxi Hongta Tobacco passed away at the age of 91 on March 5, 2019. Read more

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Major merchants resort to various “singular tricks,” such as adopting “experiential marketing” and setting up offline experience stores, which are the main means for major brands to attract the attention of consumers. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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As a result of technological upgrades and brand innovations over the past two years, five increasingly distinct major trends dominate the Chinese market. Read more

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The tobacco industry in China may have entered unprecedented hard times in operation and business development, characterized by sales decline, excessive inventories, low tax generation, low profits, and hasty adoption of regulatory measures. Read more

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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." Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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