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Jing Daily: The Business of Luxury and Culture in China

Brand representatives, investors, and marketers from all sectors within the global luxury industry will gain valuable in-depth analysis and predictions into the trends shaping the spending habits of the Chinese luxury consumer—both at home and abroad. For this report, we talked to top China-based luxury experts to hear their analysis of what’s really behind the current domestic slowdown and the trends they predict for the year ahead. With Chinese luxury market growth that has gone from double-digit to negative within four years, industry pr [...] Read more ...

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26 Mar 2015

China Spends to Extinguish Funeral Pollution

While pollution in China is typically associated with coal-fired power plants or the country’s ever-expanding fleet of exhaust-belching automobiles, state media attributes at least some of the smog to another source: the burning of dead bodies. Read more ...

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26 Mar 2015

Jing Daily: The Business of Luxury and Culture in China

For the Han Chinese, Tibetan jewelry and art still has an exotic tinge to it.” That exotic Tibetan feeling doesn’t even have to be produced by Tibetan hands to earn high prices from Chinese buyers. This was just one of a myriad of examples of high-end Tibetan products being sold for high prices in China, which include jewelry, religious ritual [...] Read more ...

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26 Mar 2015

Jing Daily: The Business of Luxury and Culture in China

As Shang Xia CEO Jiang Qiong’er told Jing Daily in 2011, We don’t set out to make a certain amount of money, because if you put priority on Shang Xia making a profit in a 10-year timeline, then after a few years you start to hurry and panic to do it. The men’s collections, inspired by ink paintings, on the other hand, are earthy and more mono [...] Read more ...

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26 Mar 2015

Jing Daily: The Business of Luxury and Culture in China

The date was especially optimal for a Chinese artist due to the fact that the number eight is auspicious in Chinese culture. According to co-owner Philippe Sereys de Rothschild in an interview with Jing Daily, “The Chinese market is clearly a very important market for us. In order to celebrate the Chinese Olympics in Beijing, the winery selected [...] Read more ...

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26 Mar 2015

WantChinaTimes.com

If Taiwan remains unable to execute decisions and policies as the Asia-Pacific regional economy moves ahead, especially after the setback from the most recent island-wide elections, the country runs the serious risk of recession and collapse.Mainland China has approved three ... Editorial: [...] Read more ...

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26 Mar 2015

Asia blues: the new Silk Road

Although a superficial look at China may give the impression of a slowing economy, Beijing's current array of plans and initiatives will likely expand its power, wealth and influence. In the future, says Steen Jakobsen, the world will have two superpowers: the US and China. Read more ...

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26 Mar 2015