7. China Life Insurance
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Sector: Insurance
Headquarters: Beijing

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.

Source: WPP and Millward Brown
- Last updated December 06 2012 09:28 PM ET