Week In Review: December 30, 2013-January 3, 2014

    In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of Jing Daily’s top posts for the week of December 30, 2013-January 3, 2014.
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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 December 30, 2013-January 3, 2014.

    From French Fashion To Fan Bingbing: China’s Top 10 Luxury Parties Of 2013#

    Actress Maggie Cheung at Lane Crawford's Shanghai opening celebration. (Lane Crawford)

    While China’s stodgy bureaucrats were prevented from holding banquets and downing baijiu this year, the country’s celebrities and luxury brands still had free reign to celebrate in high style. From exhibits to store openings to anniversaries, 2013 was a year full of glamorous, star-studded events for luxury brands in China. Although there were many, Jing Daily has narrowed down the top 10 of the year, which are listed below. Be sure to let us know your favorite events of the year in the comments or on social media, and check out our full year-end coverage here.

    'Crazy Rich Asians' Author Kevin Kwan Offers Glimpse Into Singapore's High Society#

    If there’s one person who has had a great 2013, it’s Kevin Kwan, the author of Crazy Rich Asians. His debut novel about the lavish lifestyles of Singapore’s affluent not only shot up the best-seller list this summer, but it also scored a movie deal with Hunger Games producer Color Force.

    The story revolves around the extravagant wealth and often diabolical scheming among three Chinese families in Singapore, which happens to have the world’s highest concentration of millionaires. Kwan’s detailed descriptions of his characters’ ultra-luxe preferences come from his own experience growing up in Singapore as its economy took off, as well as his professional experience as a creative consultant in the design and luxury markets.

    3 Key Reasons More Chinese Luxury Shoppers Will Buy Abroad In 2014#

    Galeries Lafayette in Paris. (Shutterstock)

    Thanks to high tariffs, China’s luxury consumers already purchase an estimated 60 percent of their luxury goods outside the mainland. According to a new Chinese-language article in iFeng, several China luxury experts predict that this trend will accelerate in the coming year due not only to the pricing issue, but to several additional factors.

    Infographic: How To Reach Chinese Tourists Through WeChat And Weibo#

    Chinese tourists are not only the largest global group of travelers by nationality, but they’re also some of the most connected on social media.

    Shanghai-based advertising firm Uncle Advertising has just released a new infographic on how Chinese tourists are using WeChat and Weibo both when they’re making their travel plans and when they’re abroad.

    5 Chinese Fashion Designers To Watch In 2014#

    In 2013, many Chinese designers had major global retailers, influential fashion tastemakers, and prestigious award judges buzzing. Listed below are five designers who made a global impact this year and likely have even greater things in store for 2014. Let us know which designers you’ll be watching in the coming year in the comments or on Twitter, and check out more of our year-end coverage here.

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