Matthew Crabbe has been analyzing the consumer economy of China for over two decades. He has specialist knowledge about the development of China’s consumer lifestyles and retail market. Crabbe has three published books to his name, most recently Myth-Busting China’s Numbers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He is currently Director of Research for Mintel Asia-Pacific.

Last Updated: April 16, 2015



How Much Consumerism Can China Afford?

Andrew Batson & Matthew Crabbe
This week, a blockbuster movie celebrating speedy cars and the racing life landed atop China’s box office. The Hollywood import Fast and Furious 7 grossed $63 million in one day (as reported by Bloomberg), the most-ever for a single title in that...

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Damned Lies, Statistics, and China

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
In a country where every single province frequently reports annual growth rates exceeding the national average, and the country’s premier is applauded for publicly ignoring his own National Bureau of Statistics, it isn't hard to take Mark Twain...