WPP and Millward Brown's ranking of the top brands in China features tech companies, oil and gas pioneers and a baijiu maker.
Life insurance is big business in China -- and getting bigger.
Along with Ping An, one of the largest industry players is China Life. The company's shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The insurer also has a standout celebrity spokesman -- former NBA player Yao Ming.
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