Week In Review: August 12-16, 2013

    In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of Jing Daily’s top posts for the week of August 12-15.
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    In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of Jing Daily’s top posts for the week of August 12-15:

    How Luxury Brands Can Deal With China’s Infamous ‘Trademark Trolls’#

    There’s been a lot of speculation lately about just when luxury electric automaker Tesla will make its long-anticipated debut in the Chinese market. The company has stated that it definitely plans on entering this year, but very few details have been forthcoming—except for one: another company has latched onto the Tesla trademark, putting the automaker in a predicament that many other foreign brands know all too well.

    The Truth About China’s ‘Rude’ Tourists#

    Who are you calling a "rude tourist"? (KO)

    There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about “rude” Chinese tourists, citing numerous high-profile incidents of bad behavior in recent months.

    Recent examples, which have sparked a firestorm of commentary in both Chinese and Western media, include a group of snorkelers who caught and ate endangered sea creatures off the Paracel Islands, visitors to North Korea who threw candy at North Korean children as if they were “feeding ducks”, swimmers who took pictures with a dying dolphin, and a teenage boy from Nanjing who scratched graffiti on a 3,000 year-old relic while touring Egypt with his parents.

    Marketers Offer Tradition With A Twist On ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day’#

    An image from Chow Tai Fook's Qixi Festival campaign, where the Angry Birds form the traditional "bridge of magpies" from Chinese mythology. (Chow Tai Fook)

    Significant others across China have been scrambling to scoop up flowers, candy, and other gifts to give to their sweethearts for the Qixi Festival tomorrow, otherwise known as “Chinese Valentine’s Day”, and marketing campaigns centered around the holiday reflect the ongoing debate about whether it is losing too many of its “Chinese” characteristics.

    Companies are making sure to remind consumers at every chance that they best not forget to make a romantic gesture on August 13.

    The Grandmaster’s Tony Leung Sheds Light On Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘Adventurous’ Methods#

    Hong Kong leading man Tony Leung and director Wong Kar-wai partner for the seventh time on The Grandmaster, which held its New York premiere last night. The Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts drama is based on the life of kung fu master Ip Man (Leung), respected for popularizing the Wing Chun school and famous for teaching Bruce Lee.

    Should WeChat Watch Out For LINE?#

    Since its launch in 2011, Tencent WeChat has taken its home turf by storm, growing so quickly that its name is now an interchangeable term for “social app” in China. Last December, WeChat’s Japanese counterpart—the smash-hit social app LINE—launched its Chinese version Lian Wo (“link me”, 连我) in China, going head to head with WeChat.

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