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    Jing Daily's China Luxury Brief: September 9, 2013

    Apple has a big week in store with a Beijing press event and new product unveilings, such as the possible gold iPhone aimed at the China market.

    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:#

    Apple has a big week in store with a Beijing press event and new product unveilings, such as the possible gold iPhone aimed at the China market.

    — BUSINESS AND FINANCE —#

    Chinese tourism favorite Thailand scraps tax on imported luxury goods.#

    The new policy will help it compete with Hong Kong and Singapore for Chinese tourist dollars, and may even be better at attracting them than Lost in Thailand was. (Bloomberg)

    Hong Kong's "antique street" giving way to luxury brands.#

    Hollywood Road is seeing many new retailers pop up, which is causing worries that the street will lose its "old Hong Kong character." (SCMP)

    Forbes concurs with Bloomberg's assessment that Dalian Wanda owner Wang Jianlin is indeed China's richest man,#

    with a $14 billion fortune. (Forbes)

    — FASHION —#

    China Fashion Night honored Vivienne Tam in New York on Friday.#

    Be sure to check out Jing Daily's interview with Tam prior to the event. (China Daily)

    — LIFESTYLE —#

    Luxury hotels continue their push beyond the first tier,#

    and they even have avant-garde sounding names. Newly-established joint-venture hotel-management company Dusit will be opening a luxury hotel in Shaoxing, Zhejiang called dusitD2. (The China Post)

    For Chinese tourists not into mega-resorts, they can stay in a treehouse resort in Hainan.#

    The Sanya Nanshan Treehouse Resort features four oceanfront treehouses that come with electricity. (Fox)

    China's online travel bookings expected to double by 2015#

    , with "no signs of stopping." (Tech in Asia)

    — TECH —#

    Apple has a media event scheduled for Wednesday in Beijing.#

    The event is unusual for the company, sparking speculation that a deal has been made with China Mobile. The company may also reveal its gold iPhone this week with new product unveilings. (CNN)

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