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    Coming soon to a theater near you—but if you're in China, coming sooner than other places.

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    Jing Daily#

    ’s China Luxury Brief: the day’s top news on the business of luxury and culture in China, all in one place. Look below for the top stories for October 23, 2013.#

    Coming soon to a theater near you—but if you're in China, coming sooner than other places.

    — BUSINESS & FINANCE —#

    Chinese consumers still favor foreign luxury goods over Chinese brands.#

    No surprise there, but foreign brands shouldn't be complacent that it will stay this way forever. (FT)

    Aging population could trim 3 percent of China's GDP growth.#

    China's demographics are shifting in a big way thanks to the one-child policy. (China Real Time)

    — FILM —#

    Hunger Games heads to China ahead of Western release.#

    It wouldn't be surprising to see fanatic Western fans fly there if they're willing to wait in line for days anyway. (Yahoo)

    — FASHION —#

    Asos on brink of launching in China.#

    While some e-tailers such as Neiman Marcus and Macy's are pulling back from the China market, Asos is still going full-steam ahead. (FT)

    Highlights from Shanghai Fashion Week.#

    Qiu Hao once again generated major buzz. (Global Times)

    — LIFESTYLE —#

    Raffles seals deal to enter Shenzhen.#

    The city's going to be hopping with new hotels soon. (4 Hoteliers)

    China's "ceramic capital" focuses on craftsmanship.#

    In order to compete with mass production, ancient porcelain production city Jingdezhen is marketing its wares as upscale and high-quality. (Xinhua)

    Chinese luxury tourist village in Wales shelved.#

    The Welsh government apparently hasn't been as China-friendly as the UK government has been recently. (BBC)

    Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing wants to expand his health and beauty business in China.#

    "Health, beauty and luxury retailing accounted for 82 percent of 2012 revenue at A.S. Watson, which has its roots in a small dispensary set up in 1828 to provide free medical services to the poor in the southern province of Guangdong." (Reuters)

    From the tales of strange, disturbing habits of China's wealthy men:#

    A Chinese model is reportedly getting paid 100,000 RMB by grown men to breastfeed them. (SCMP)

    Luxury hotel group Dorchester Collection is on a roadshow in China.#

    With hopes of cashing in on China's luxury hotel boom, company representatives visited Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. (CEI)

    Treasury Wine says China demand is slowing.#

    Treasury Wine Estates says it has been hit by the leadership transition and austerity measures. (AAP)

    — TECH —#

    Alibaba's TMall offers how-to guide for confused Western brands.#

    "The guide issued last week lays out launch procedures, payment schedules and commission fees, and it walks brands through what buyers see when they make a purchase." (Ad Age)

    On the heels of the Starbucks smear campaign, CCTV goes after Samsung.#

    Maybe they have a one-per-week plan now. (China Real Time)

    China is a crucial market for the new iPad.#

    "Consumers in mainland China will get their hands on the iPad Air on the very first day of the new tablet’s sales, a clear signal of the market’s importance to Apple Inc. in its quest to ensure global enthusiasm for its products." (China Real Time)

    The upside of China's unsettled digital ad landscape.#

    Digital Billboard ads, that is. (SmallCap Network)

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