Week In Review: May 5-9, 2014

In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of Jing Daily’s top posts for the week of May 5-9, 2014.

 Fan Bingbing Tops Forbes’ Chinese Star Power List

4d365c6a04dbaLook no further, luxury brands searching for the next big China celebrity brand ambassador: a new Forbes list of the 100 most influential Chinese stars has placed mainland actress Fan Bingbing in the top slot this year.


Mainland Tourists Went Gambling In Macau Instead Of Shopping In Hong Kong Over May 1 Holiday

3929528862_25331fb64c_zHong Kong retailers typically wait with anticipation for Chinese vacation periods, when mainland citizens flood into the city to take advantage of significantly lower taxes on imported goods. However, as statistics come out about China’s May 1 to May 3 holiday, it appears that Hong Kong lost out to Macau as more Chinese tourists headed to the world’s top gambling location.


WeChat ‘Treasure Hunt’ Brings O2O To TAG Heuer China Exhibit

TAG Heuer's traveling exhibition "La Maison" begins its China leg, and features a "treasure hunt" involving QR codes. (TAG Heuer)As Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer’s traveling exhibition “La Maison” makes it way from Malaysia into China, it’s gaining a unique feature—O2O (online-to-offline) integration via mobile app WeChat. TAG Heuer invites Chinese attendees to interact with it exhibit via WeChat to learn more about its history in the form of a treasure hunt.


Chinese Tourist Spending In UK To Rise By 84 Percent

shutterstock_136103474_620British luxury brands and retailers like Burberry and Harrods are likely celebrating the contents of a new Barclays report released last Friday, which projects that Chinese tourist spending in the UK will skyrocket over the next three years.


‘Baijiu’ Author Derek Sandhaus Tells Us Why Chinese Spirit Is ‘Misunderstood’

Baijiu“Lighter fluid” and “paint thinner” are terms often used by foreigners in China to describe the distinct flavor of Chinese spirit baijiu, but author Derek Sandhaus hopes his new book will foster more appreciation for drink that he says is just “misunderstood” by those not accustomed to it. Since 2011, Sandhaus has been meticulously tasting every brand of baijiu he could get ahold of while and recording his experience on his blog 300 Shots at Greatness. After imbibing an eye-watering number of shots over the years while living in China, his expertise is now catalogued in his new book Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits.

 

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