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.
Look 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.
Hong 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.
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.
British 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.
“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.