Jing Daily's China Luxury Brief: September 20, 2013

    The line outside an Apple store in mainland China waiting for the new iPhone.

    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:#

    The line outside an Apple store in mainland China waiting for the new iPhone.


    Bo Xilai may be housed in China's "luxury" prison where high officials are kept.#

    According to BBC, this means they can watch TV, wander the grounds, and wear their own clothes rather than prison uniforms. (BBC)

    What do consumers in China's small cities want?#

    Financial Times decides to profile consumers in Gobi Desert city Jiayuguan, which is made up of 200,000 people and is just seeing the start of the consumer revolution. (FT)

    — CULTURE —#

    Check out more photos of the Mid-Autumn celebrations.#

    Mooncakes, lanterns, and the lion dance were all part of the festivities. (Scene Asia)

    — FASHION —#

    Furla plans to open 100 stores in Greater China in four years.#

    Like Coach, the accessories-focused company also hopes to expand into a lifestyle brand. (WWD)

    — LIFESTYLE —#

    The number of Chinese tourists to the UK has risen by a stunning 800 percent in 10 years.#

    Luxury brands likely won't let up in trying to convince the government to join the Schengen Zone, however. (The Telegraph)

    Five ways companies are changing to cash in on the China travel boom.#

    Cruise companies and airlines are getting in on the action. (IBT)

    The China Center New York At One World Trade Center is getting an acclaimed chef for its private luxury club.#

    Chef Susur Lee will be opening a restaurant featuring "re-imagined" Chinese flavors. (The Star)

    Yao Ming's interests extend far beyond basketball.#

    The Chinese sports hero and vintner is also delving into politics and activism. (FT)

    Photos: One of Beijing's most famous roast duck restaurants opens a new location.#

    Located near the Workers' Stadium, the venue can seat 600 diners. (China Real Time)

    — TECH —#

    Beijing's iPhone launch saw 40 people in line at the Sanlitun location at 8 a.m.#

    "'The release [at the same time as the U.S.] shows that China for Apple is important,' said Liu Xin, a 20-year-old college student." (China Real Time)

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