17 Chinese brands amongst the world's top 100 valuable brands

The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China July 20, 2018.
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A record 17 Chinese brands joined the list of the world's most valuable brands this year, according to a Tuesday report by global communication services provider WPP and Kantar.

The world's top 100 most valuable brands have seen their total brand value rise 5.9 per cent to $5 trillion (S$7 trillion) despite the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, according to the 2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking.

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba took sixth on the list with $152.53 billion in brand valuation, up 16 per cent year-on-year, while JD.com saw a 24 per cent surge to $25.49 billion, according to the report. Chinese internet heavyweight Tencent came in seventh with a brand value of $150.98 billion.

Two Chinese brands, the live streaming platform TikTok and Bank of China, are newcomers in the top 100 list, with a valuation of $16.89 billion and $13.69 billion, respectively.

Amazon maintained its position as the world's most valuable brand, with its brand value increasing by 32 per cent to $415.86 billion. Apple was ranked second on the list, valued at $352.21 billion, followed by Microsoft at $326.54 billion.