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    Welcome to Jing Daily’s China Luxury Brief: the day’s top news on the business of luxury and culture in China, all in one place.

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    ’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 30, 2013.#

    Crown Casino has big hopes for the gambling habits of China's middle class. (Wikimedia)

    — BUSINESS & FINANCE —#

    Li Xiaolin's expensive coat brand revealed.#

    After an uproar was sparked on Weibo over a photo of former Premier Li Peng's daughter wearing an expensive-looking coat, it has been found on Roberto Cavalli's website, retailing for about $5,670. Although there's no proof that the outerwear is real, it's unlikely that Li Peng's daughter would be wearing a knockoff. With all the negative attention, she's probably wishing she had taken after Peng Liyuan and worn a Chinese designer to appear in public. (China Real Time)

    China developer eyes London investments.#

    "Greenland Holding Group Co., the builder of one of China’s tallest towers, plans to invest in London property after expanding in the U.S., Chairman Zhang Yuliang said." (Bloomberg Businessweek)

    Five things you "didn't know" about business in modern China.#

    Actually, if you didn't know some of the things on this list by now (China is a "big market" and "changing fast"), then you're probably in trouble. (Business Insider)

    Big data's challenge for brands is more "cultural" than technological.#

    For marketers to get the most out of data, they need to "flip around the way they think about it." (Campaign Asia)

    — FILM —#

    Transformers 4 scenes filmed at Chinese nature reserve.#

    Michael Bay knew just what China's majestic mountains and gorges needed: giant robots. (ECNS)

    — FASHION —#

    NE Tiger is bold as ever at China Fashion Week.#

    The brand continues its mix of traditional Chinese aesthetics and eye-catching styles. (CNTV)

    — LIFESTYLE —#

    Luxury hotels are pouring into China's lower-tier cities.#

    Now that Shanghai and Beijing are inundated, the world's top luxury hoteliers look to smaller cities for big profits. (Jing Daily)

    Crown Casino's James Packer says China's middle class will "change the world."#

    And they're going to do it by spending lots of money on gambling. (Business Insider)

    Luxury brands lift Volkswagen Q3 profits.#

    Audi is still tops in China, and is driving the company toward a record year. (DW)

    Pernod Ricard’s China wines now available at tmall.com.#

    The company's Helan Mountain wine "ranks among the best by value," but was previously hard to find in China. (Grape Wall of China)

    Yacht distributor Sanlorenzo opens in Hong Kong.#

    Now that Dalian Wanda has shown its ambition to open yacht ports, the yacht industry may take off in China. (Superyacht Times)

    — TECH —#

    This week in digital luxury marketing.#

    Coach and Guess gear up for Halloween, Fendi touts the auspicious number eight, and Olay shows appreciation for classic Chinese poetry. (Jing Daily)

    Lenovo hires Ashton Kutcher, but not as a promoter (apparently).#

    The company is saying that the American celebrity has been hired to help design its tablets, which will include working in the lab and having meetings with engineers. They weren't clear on how starring in sitcoms and romantic comedies actually qualifies him to do so. (China Real Time)

    Simon & Schuster teams up with Chinese publisher for e-book distribution.#

    The deal aims to distribute Mandarin-language texts for readers outside China. (Publishing Perspectives)

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