Jing Daily's China Luxury Brief: October 1, 2013

    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.

    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:#

    Harrod's shopping center in London.


    Hong Kong is "the great mall of China",#

    according to a new Financial Times video. (FT)

    — CULTURE —#

    A new rom-com pokes fun at cross-Strait relations.#

    The Taiwanese flick features a romance between a "meek" Taiwan man and a "loud and bossy" mainland woman. At least it has something of interest in the plot, which is a lot more than can be said for most in this genre. (China Real Time)

    Art installation traces changes in Chinese society through 20th and 21st centuries. "#

    'The Way of Chopsticks' follows the changes that revolutionized the norms of Chinese family life." (Huffington Post)

    — FASHION —#

    London retailers expect "spectacular" number of Chinese shoppers during Golden Week.#

    "Shops including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Prada and Montblanc are putting on 'Chinese-friendly' products on offer while some shops said extra Mandarin speakers would be on hand to cope with demand." (London Evening Standard)

    — LIFESTYLE —#

    The average Hong Konger spends HK$5,000 annually on wine.#

    Looks like a good omen for the mainland. (The Drinks Business)

    BMW hit by another recall in China.#

    Hyundai and Kia models were also recalled. (Want China Times)

    Condé Nast Traveller targets Chinese consumers in London.#

    The publication has just released a bi-annual Chinese-language shopping guide to travel in London. Other cities will be likely to follow. (Media Week)

    Disney's English classes are are a runaway success in China.#

    Let's all hope that they aren't teaching it with Mickey Mouse's inflection. (Business Spectator)

    — TECH —#

    Hybrids take a back seat to electric cars among eco-friendly vehicles in China.#

    That's because the government has a higher electric-vehicle subsidy. When it comes to luxury models, cachet may trump price when buyers are considering. (China Real Time)

    For non-coal bosses in China who want the gold iPhone, a cheaper option exists.#

    Gold stickers are cropping up for sale on Taobao for 35 RMB. (Shanghaiist)

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