In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of Jing Daily’s top posts for the week of February 11-15:
For the past week, Beijing’s latest edict banning luxury advertisements on official radio and television stations, as well as billboards, has gotten industry observers all atwitter. According to a statement released Wednesday by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), such ads “promote incorrect values and help create a bad social ethos,” vices the Chinese government has desperately tried to ward off with a comparable ad ban in 2011, a public spending crackdown this past summer, and a luxury property clampdown for government officials.
From Beijing hails China’s first vinyl-only music label, Genjing Records, promoting up-and-coming Chinese bands and artists through exclusive releases and global partnerships.
Established in 2011, Genjing began as a launching platform for founder Nevin Domer’s hardcore band Fanzui Xiangfa, and has quickly evolved into a bridge linking China’s independent music community and its international comrades, already issuing over a dozen releases.
Establishing her first atelier in 1998 and eponymous brand four years ago, jeweler Wendy Yue has spent the last decade and a half transforming her design firm into one of the most renowned in Hong Kong, celebrated for its bold, fantastical designs inspired by the sights, sounds, and experiences of nature.
Recently, Jing Daily had a chance to speak with Yue about her company, plans for expansion, sources of inspiration, and what’s to come for the Wendy Yue brand.
With more Chinese tourists headed out of the Mainland during the Lunar New Year holiday, Hong Kong has seen a rebound in visits following tepid growth in 2012.
Though retailers will undoubtedly be happy to see the famously free-spending Chinese New Year tourist-shopper back in their stores, tensions between mainland Chinese travelers and Hong Kong locals — which flared up several times last year — remain.
Celebrating the Lunar New Year in style, Jing Daily correspondents recently attended a private fashion brunch in New York hosted by department store Bloomingdale’s and YUE Magazine. Catered by David Burke, the brunch served a tasting menu of western-inspired dim sum dishes while tourists, expats, students, shoppers, and vendor partners enjoyed informal fashion presentations of the newest looks from Chanel, Miu Miu, and others.
Keen on capturing the Chinese market, Bloomingdale’s recently launched a monthlong series of limited edition merchandise, special events and pop-up shops to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Snake.