In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of Jing Daily’s top posts for the week of March 3-7, 2014.
To clear that haze, CIC, one of China’s social intelligence providers, recently released their sixth infographic report since 2008, titled “CIC 2014 China Social Media Landscape.”
The effects of the Chinese government’s ongoing anti-graft campaign were on full display at the start of this week’s “two sessions” government meetings, with everyone from political princelings to celebrity singers working hard to avoid public criticism for wearing expensive outfits.
On this week’s episode of Thoughtful China, Thibault Villet, CEO of luxury flash sales site Glamour Sales China, Alison Mary Ching Yeung, founder of the Mary Ching brand, Mary Bergstrom, founder of consultancy The Bergstrom Group, Ruth Kuguru, executive editor of RZ Magazine, and Stephany Zoo, the CEO of niche e-tail site Bundshop, weigh in on China’s changing luxury consumption patterns.
In the early 2000s, the living standards of Chinese people dramatically changed: they become more affluent, enjoyed more social occasions, and discovered more leisure activities. Their wardrobes expanded according to their new lifestyles, and they started to see fashion as a way to reflect their aspirations and identity. As brands resonated more personally to them, leading Chinese fashion groups expanded their brand portfolios to seize these new market opportunities.
The annual list of the 50 best restaurants in Asia was released last week, and Shanghai and Hong Kong are once again China’s top dining destinations.
China (including Hong Kong and Macau) dominated the continent with 16 total locations. This number exactly matched that of last year, with Hong Kong in the lead for the most restaurants and Shanghai following not far behind.