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    Jing Daily's China Luxury Brief: September 26, 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.
    An image from Chinese company Bosideng's lookbook. The company is close to acquiring a U.K. retailer and is in talks with other European brands. (Bosideng)

    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:#

    An image from Chinese company Bosideng's lookbook. The company is close to acquiring a U.K. retailer and is in talks with other European brands. (Bosideng)

    — BUSINESS & FINANCE —#

    Opinions diverge on Shanghai free-trade zone's benefits to economy.#

    Eight of 17 experts in a Bloomberg survey say it will have little or no effect, despite talk of it challenging Hong Kong as a major financial sector. (Bloomberg)

    — CULTURE —#

    For Beijing Design Week, Maison Boulud lets diners in on where their food is coming from.#

    Before diners get to start eating their gourmet meal, they will be shown a video of the farm on which the pigs they are eating are raised. (China Real Time)

    — FASHION —#

    Bosideng close to acquiring a U.K. apparel chain.#

    The company is also in early talks with European high-end coat brands, hoping that Western cachet will give the brand greater recognition at home. (Bloomberg)

    H&M's China profits rise in third quarter.#

    The fast fashion retailer now has a whopping 3,000 stores in the country. (WSJ)

    — LIFESTYLE —#

    Fairmont announces new luxury hotel in Hangzhou.#

    More and more foreign hotels are moving into this tourism hotspot. (Market Wired)

    Beijing slated to get its first ever German five-start hotel.#

    The Maximilian Beijing will be located in the Audi World complex. (Global Times)

    Macau is the seventh favorite destination for mainland tourists, according to a new survey by daodao.com.#

    The survey is based on the TripAdvisor-owned site's internet searches. (Macau Daily Times)

    — TECH —#

    There will definitely not be a "Facebook concession" in Shanghai's free-trade zone, states Xinhua.#

    Good news for VPN companies, at least. (Global Times)

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