Jing Daily's China Luxury Brief: August 7, 2013

    Audi's July China growth, a new luxury hotel at a historic Chengdu temple, and Thai people's views of Chinese tourists are among today's top stories.
    Thailand: the latest destination to chime in on Chinese tourists.

    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. Check out today’s stories below:#

    Thailand: the latest destination to chime in on Chinese tourists.


    French villa new twist in Bo Xilai case.#

    It turns out Neil Heywood "managed a French villa that might be connected" to Bo and his wife. (China Real Time)

    CULTURE —#

    Crazy Rich Asians#

    headed to the big screen.#

    "Hollywood has picked up the film rights to Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel about three prominent Chinese families preparing for a lavish wedding in Singapore." (Scene Asia)


    China drives July sales of Audi.#

    July sales rose 9.8 percent, "driven by a 27 percent jump in volumes in China, its single largest market." (Reuters)

    Swire Properties is developing a luxury hotel project at a historic Chengdu temple.#

    "The Temple House, which features a contemporary interpretation of traditional Chinese design by Make, is part of the Chengdu Daci Temple Cultural and Commercial Complex." (SCMP)

    Now Thai people have a problem with Chinese tourists.#

    A survey from Thailand's tourism office "suggested most people think Chinese tourists are rude, noisy and disturbing to people around while littering, ignoring no- smoking rules and fighting over seats on public transport." (Caijing)

    TECH —#

    Alibaba locked in a "duel" with Tencent.#

    Both have "made purchases and encroached on each other’s established markets in the battle for dominance of the country’s online spending." (Bloomberg)

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