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Douyin Bans Creators That Show-off Wealth

March 17, 2021 Tait Lawton
China Marketing Weekly
Douyin Bans Creators That Show-off Wealth
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This week's topics:

Cangzhou grants Baidu first robotaxi permit.
Source (English): https://technode.com/2021/03/17/china-grants-baidu-first-robotaxi-permit-for-paying-riders/ 

Savvy Chinese consumers complain online, mostly on Weibo.
Source (Chinese): https://www.huxiu.com/article/414898.html

China’s vaccination program speeds up with approval of 5th vaccine.
Source (English): https://supchina.com/2021/03/16/china-approves-fifth-covid-19-shot-in-push-to-vaccinate-half-a-billion-by-end-of-june/
Source (English): https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/16/china-coronavirus-vaccine-visas/

WeChat testing new features for the Mac desktop version.
Source (Chinese): https://36kr.com/p/1134258302190729 

Huawei to sell 5G patents and solar panels for fish farms.
Sources (English): https://technode.com/2021/03/17/huawei-to-begin-charging-phone-makers-for-5g-patents/
https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/3/15/bbafter-us-sanctions-huawei-turns-to-new-businesses-to-boost-rev 

Douyin (and the government) fight the show-offs on Chinese social media.
Source: https://jingdaily.com/douyin-bans-wealth-bragging-xuanfu-luxury/
Source: http://chinamktginsights.com/appearance-anxiety-driving-chinese-consumers-to-take-loans-to-pay-for-cosmetic-procedures/ 

Will China remove English as a compulsory subject?
Source: https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202103/08/WS60457153a31024ad0baad756.html

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