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The new wave of Chinese smartphone makers relies on old-style brick-and-mortar stores

ppo and Vivo, two brands owned by BBK Electronics, rely on a franchise-style retail store distribution model focused on smaller Chinese cities where consumers still shop offline.
1 year ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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