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    Jing Daily's China Luxury Brief: January 2, 2014

    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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    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. Look below for the top stories for January 2, 2014.#

    1. 'Crazy Rich Asians' Author Kevin Kwan Offers Glimpse Into Singapore's High Society#

    "If there’s one person who has had a great 2013, it’s Kevin Kwan, the author of Crazy Rich Asians. His debut novel about the lavish lifestyles of Singapore’s affluent not only shot up the best-seller list this summer, but it also scored a movie deal with Hunger Games producer Color Force."

    [Jing Daily]

    2. Buddhist Monks Pray At Bordeaux Château After Owner Dies In Helicopter Crash#

    "The château’s managing director, Xavier Buffo, told AFP that while such ceremonies were common in Chinese culture when large investments are made in new sites, he admitted that the prayers were “precipitated” by the tragedy."

    [The Drinks Business]

    3. Hainan Rendez-Vous Founder Talks Long-Term Plans#

    "Hainan Rendezvous is not just an exhibition of lifestyle with a mix of yacht, business jet and lifestyle brands, but also an advocacy of high-end lifestyle in China, and a leader in the concept of noble lifestyle of Chinese HNWIs. This is the original intention of Hainan Rendezvous and will remain as our long-term vision."

    [Superyachts]

    4. China Plans Charm Offensive To Smooth Ties#

    “A measure of China's ambitions for 2014 can be seen rising from the brown earth in suburban Beijing: Building crews are erecting a dozen luxury villas in traditional courtyard style behind an imposing gate worthy of the Forbidden City.”

    [WSJ]

    5. Top 10 Luxury Brand Mobile Campaigns Of 2013#

    “Starwood Hotels & Resorts kept up with the expansion of its Starwood Preferred Guest program in the brand’s fastest-growing market by releasing an Android application for Chinese consumers."

    [Luxury Daily]

    6. InterContinental Hotels Group HUALUXE Hotels And Resorts Wins Over A Deal A Month Since Brand Launch#

    Proposal Rendering of a Tea Room for IHG's Hualuxe Hotels. (IHG)

    “IHG's luxury brand designed for Chinese consumers signs 22 deals in first 21 months riding on strong market and brand confidence."

    [4-Traders]

    7. Italian Brands Forecast Growth In 2014#

    "Strong brand awareness and established history in theRemove featured imageU.S. rewards brands that 'have value in the eyes of consumers,' he said, noting a renewed 'optimism' in the country, with increased tourist traffic, including more visitors from China."

    [WWD]

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