Week In Review: July 28-August 1, 2014

In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of Jing Daily’s top posts for the week of July 28-August 1, 2014.

Watch Out, Shanghai: Qingdao Has Big Ambitions To Become China’s Shopping Capital

shutterstock_162499037 copyNicknamed “Oriental Switzerland” since German colonization in the 19th century and recently known as the future “Hollywood of China” thanks to Dalian Wanda Group’s grand development plans, Qingdao will also soon be transformed into a mecca for luxury shopping in Northeast China.


Why China Is ’10 Years Ahead’ Of World With Social Commerce

taobao1Social media is crucial to any advertising campaign in China—it is the primary platform in which consumers engage with brands. In this week’s episode of Thoughtful China, Vincent Digonnet, executive chairman of digital agency Razorfish Asia-Pacific, discusses why he believes the development of social marketing in China has progressed far beyond that of any of the countries in the West.


The Rapid Growth Of China’s Luxury Auto Market In 4 Charts

The German luxury car brands Audi, Mercedes Benz, and BMW were the best-sellers in the first half of the year. (Mercedes Benz)German automakers Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz maintained their lead as the top performers in China’s luxury car market in the first half of 2014 as Mercedes-Benz continues to try to play catch-up to its two main rivals. Now that the sales results are in for all the major luxury players, Chinese auto news site Gasgoo has compiled a series of charts to show what the market is looking like this year.


Southeast Asia Enters Damage Control Mode To Win Back Chinese Tourists

An image posted on the Weibo account of the Tourism Authority of Thailand to entice Chinese visitors. (Weibo/Tourism Authority of Thailand)With riots, a plane crash, a kidnapping, and a military coup, it’s been a rough year for many Southeast Asian countries hoping to cash in on Chinese visitor spending. They’re not giving up so easily, however, with many new initiatives to convince China’s outbound travelers to return.


Wine Connoisseurs Can Soon Drink Château Lafite Owner’s ‘Made-In-China’ Vintages

The Citic-DBR chateau project in Penglai, Shandong. (CITIC)French winemaker Domaines Barons de Rothschild (DBR) is seeing the results of its Chinese vineyard come to fruition for the first time. The owner of the famous Château Lafite-Rothschild winesdescribed its first Chinese vintage as “experimental,” according to wine news site Decanter China, stating that it would take at least three more harvests to perfect a wine before it is ready for the domestic market.

 

 

 

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