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Most powerful Chinese brands in the world

Last updated on: February 27, 2013 19:15 IST

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The largest brand consultancy firms - Interbrand and BrandZ - measure global US brands and Chinese brands. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most valuable Chinese brands and matched them to their US counterparts to show not only the businesses that drive the Chinese economy, but also the extent to which these are similar to the biggest businesses in America, according to 24/7 Wall St.

Let's take a look at some of the most powerful Chinese brands in the world.

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

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China Mobile

Brand Z value: $50.6 billion (the highest)

Interbrand value:$33.8 billion (the highest)

Total revenue: $81.7 billion

Industry: Telecommunications

American counterpart: Verizon Wireless

Global rank: 1

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China Construction Bank

Brand Z value: $24.0 billion (3rd highest)

Interbrand value: $18.0 billion (2nd highest)

Total revenue: $68.7 billion

Industry: Financial services

American counterpart: JP Morgan Chase

Global rank: 2

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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Brand Z value: $40.4 billion (2nd highest)

Interbrand value: $16.7 billion (3rd highest)

Total revenue: $82.6 billion

Industry: Financial services

American counterpart: Citigroup

Global rank: 3

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China Life

Brand Z value: $14.4 billion (7th highest)

Interbrand value: $13.4 billion (4th highest)

Total revenue: $56 billion

Industry: Insurance

American counterpart: American International Group Inc

Global rank: 4

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Agricultural Bank of China

Brand Z value: $17.3 billion (6th highest)

Interbrand value: $9.2 billion (7th highest)

Total revenue: $62.4 billion

Industry: Financial services

American counterpart: Bank of America

Global rank: 5

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Bank of China

Brand Z value: $13.6 billion (8th highest)

Interbrand value: $12.7 billion (5th highest)

Total revenue: $60.8 billion

Industry: Financial services

American counterpart: Wells Fargo & Co

Global rank: 6

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Tencent

Brand Z value: $20.2 billion (5th highest)

Interbrand value: $7.8 billion (8th highest)

Total revenue: $4.5 billion

Industry: Internet

American counterpart: Twitter

Global rank: 7

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Baidu

Brand Z value: $22.7 billion (4th highest)

Interbrand value: $2.5 billion (13th highest)

Total revenue: $2.2 billion

Industry: Internet

American counterpart: Google

Global rank: 8

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Moutai

Brand Z value: $13.0 billion (9th highest)

Interbrand value: $6.3 billion (9th highest)

Total revenue: $1.6 billion

Industry: Alcohol

American counterpart: Brown-Forman Corp

Global rank: 9

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Ping An

Brand Z value: $10.6 billion (12th highest)

Interbrand value: $11.2 billion (6th highest)

Total revenue: $42.2 billion

Industry: Insurance

American counterpart: Metlife

Global rank: 10

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