The 10 most powerful brands in China 1The 10 most powerful brands in China 1

1. China Mobile

Brand Z’s valuation: $50.6 billion

Interbrand’s valuation: $33.8 billion

Revenue in 2012: 81.7 billion USD

Field: Telecommunications

US equivalent company: Verizon Wireless

Telecommunications company China Mobile has long been chosen as the most valuable brand in China.

2. China Construction Bank (CCB)

The 10 most powerful brands in China

Brand Z’s valuation: 24 billion USD

Interbrand’s valuation: $18 billion

Revenue in 2012: 68.7 billion USD

Field: Financial services

Equivalent company in the US: J.P.

CCB is one of four Chinese banking giants today.

3. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

The 10 most powerful brands in China

Brand Z’s valuation: $40.4 billion

Interbrand’s valuation: $16.7 billion

Revenue in 2012: 82.6 billion USD

Field: Financial services

Equivalent company in the US: Citigroup

ICBC is rated by Brand Z as the number one financial brand in China.

4. China Life

The 10 most powerful brands in China

Brand Z’s valuation: 14.4 billion USD

Interbrand’s valuation: $13.4 billion

Revenue in 2012: 56 billion USD

Field: Insurance

Equivalent company in the US: AIG

After the split of state-owned People’s Insurance Company of China in 1999, China Life became the dominant player in the industry in China with more than a third of the market share.

5. Agricultural Bank of China (ABC)

The 10 most powerful brands in China

Brand Z’s valuation: 17.3 billion USD

Interbrand’s valuation: $9.2 billion

Revenue in 2012: 62.4 billion USD

Field: Financial services

Equivalent company in the US: Bank of America

ABC operates in many fields, such as personal banking, corporate banking and wealth management.

6. Bank of China (BOC)

The 10 most powerful brands in China

Brand Z’s valuation: 13.6 billion USD

Interbrand’s valuation: $12.7 billion

Revenue in 2012: 60.8 billion USD

Field: Financial services

Equivalent company in the US: Wells Fargo

BOC is the third largest bank in China in terms of asset value, established in 1912 when the Qing Dynasty collapsed.

7. Tencent

Brand Z’s valuation: 20.2 billion USD

Interbrand’s valuation: $7.8 billion

Revenue in 2012: 4.5 billion USD

Field: Internet

Equivalent company in the US: Twitter

Tencent’s brand value increased 60% between 2011 and 2012, according to Brand Z. This is attributed to the mobile messaging application Weixin.

8. Baidu

Brand Z’s valuation: 22.7 billion USD

Interbrand’s valuation: $2.5 billion

Revenue in 2012: 2.2 billion USD

Field: Internet

Equivalent company in the US: Google

Baidu is the leading search engine in China.

9. Moutai

Brand Z’s valuation: 13 billion USD

Interbrand’s valuation: $6.3 billion

Revenue in 2012: 1.6 billion USD

Field: Alcoholic beverages

Equivalent company in the US: Brown-Forman

Moutai produces Tianjiu wine – a famous drink considered China’s national wine.

10. Ping An

Brand Z’s valuation: 10.6 billion USD

Interbrand’s valuation: $11.2 billion

Revenue in 2012: 42.2 billion USD

Field: Insurance

Equivalent company in the US: Metlife

Ping An is one of the largest insurance companies in China.

Thuy Linh (sports 24/7 Wall St)

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