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China’s Hainan was supposed to be a world-class beach destination by 2020. What happened?

The tropical island province was supposed to be a world-class beach destination by 2020. What went wrong?

The tropical island province was supposed to be a world-class beach destination by 2020. What went wrong?

24 Dec 2020 - 12:34PM
China’s luxury e-commerce revolution: what can the West learn from Luxury Pavilion and Toplife to survive the economic challenges caused by coronavirus?

It was a trend happening before the world went into lockdown due to Covid-19, but luxury brands now need to find their space online to survive

It was a trend happening before the world went into lockdown due to Covid-19, but luxury brands now need to find their space online to survive

5 May 2020 - 10:31AM
Why stores in Beijing and Shanghai are empty – and it’s not just because coronavirus has hit luxury fashion

China may be the world’s largest market for luxury goods, but the bulk of purchases are still made on trips abroad – where products are up to 40 per cent cheaper

China may be the world’s largest market for luxury goods, but the bulk of purchases are still made on trips abroad – where products are up to 40 per cent cheaper

28 Feb 2020 - 2:56AM
Why rich Chinese millennial women are turning to etiquette schools to learn how to blend in gracefully wherever they are

Affluent Chinese millennials and Gen Z are flocking to fancy French and British-style etiquette schools which teach young women the skills to adapt to globalisation with elegance and poise

Affluent Chinese millennials and Gen Z are flocking to fancy French and British-style etiquette schools which teach young women the skills to adapt to globalisation with elegance and poise

6 Feb 2020 - 6:00PM
After Coach and Versace’s China blunders – how brands can avoid offending, and better engage with, the world’s largest luxury market

Any exchange student could have avoided the epic T-shirt fails made by Versace, Coach and Givenchy – but how can Western brands not just avoid trouble, but better engage with China’s vital customer base

Any exchange student could have avoided the epic T-shirt fails made by Versace, Coach and Givenchy – but how can Western brands not just avoid trouble, but better engage with China’s vital customer base

20 Jan 2020 - 10:00AM
Private jet ownership is falling, but why are billionaires signing up for jet card memberships and hiring instead of buying?

On top of being more cost-effective, jet card schemes offer wealthy clients greater flexibility and convenience, and help in navigating red tape and complicated regulations

On top of being more cost-effective, jet card schemes offer wealthy clients greater flexibility and convenience, and help in navigating red tape and complicated regulations

15 Dec 2019 - 2:00AM
Frank Gehry designed it, Korean actor Gong Yoo attended it: Louis Vuitton’s new Seoul opening

The Seoul Maison’s glass structure takes its cue from the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and is a collaboration between Frank Gehry and Peter Marino

The Seoul Maison’s glass structure takes its cue from the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and is a collaboration between Frank Gehry and Peter Marino

27 Nov 2019 - 3:04PM
How Alibaba’s Singles’ Day became a global billion dollar shopping festival – and what ‘11.11’ means for luxury brands

More than 500 million people are expected to buy something online as part of Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping festival – but how can luxury brands build an audience while maintaining integrity?

More than 500 million people are expected to buy something online as part of Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping festival – but how can luxury brands build an audience while maintaining integrity?

12 Nov 2019 - 10:18AM
Will China’s animation, led by the record-breaking film Ne Zha, soon beat the US and Japan in the global market?

Ne Zha broke domestic box office records and earned US$700 million, but can Chinese animation studios beat current leaders US and Japan in the global market?

Ne Zha broke domestic box office records and earned US$700 million, but can Chinese animation studios beat current leaders US and Japan in the global market?

14 Nov 2019 - 10:09AM
Changi in Singapore or Daxing in China – which is Asia’s best airport?

Boasting an Apple store, more than 300 retail and dining outlets, its new Jewel complex, an IMAX cinema and more, Singapore’s Changi was the leader, but can China’s Daxing, with its luxury brands and similar dining and shopping offers, beat it?

Boasting an Apple store, more than 300 retail and dining outlets, its new Jewel complex, an IMAX cinema and more, Singapore’s Changi was the leader, but can China’s Daxing, with its luxury brands and similar dining and shopping offers, beat it?

13 Nov 2019 - 1:23PM
Chanel enlists Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola for its Mademoiselle Privé Tokyo exhibition

Featuring a video created by director Sofia Coppola and five new exhibits, the latest Tokyo showing is inspired by Coco Chanel’s private creation studio

Featuring a video created by director Sofia Coppola and five new exhibits, the latest Tokyo showing is inspired by Coco Chanel’s private creation studio

31 Oct 2019 - 12:07PM
Why the Rolex Day-Date is called ‘the president’s watch’ – and where you can buy one at auction in Hong Kong

An impressive range of Rolex Day-Dates are among the 485 lots going under the hammer at Antiquorum’s Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction

An impressive range of Rolex Day-Dates are among the 485 lots going under the hammer at Antiquorum’s Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction

20 Oct 2019 - 12:00PM
From Apple to the NBA: the brands that have bowed to China, amid Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Apple pulled a controversial app, Activision Blizzard sacked a gamer and Versace, Coach and Givenchy all pulled T-shirts that were ‘offensive’ to China

Apple pulled a controversial app, Activision Blizzard sacked a gamer and Versace, Coach and Givenchy all pulled T-shirts that were ‘offensive’ to China

11 Oct 2019 - 2:31PM
From Shiloh Jolie-Pitt to Willow Smith and Leah Dou – 6 LGBTQ+ icons setting fashion trends

The gay, transgender and gender-fluid fashion and beauty icons who are defining a new generation of LGBTQ+ style

The gay, transgender and gender-fluid fashion and beauty icons who are defining a new generation of LGBTQ+ style

30 Oct 2019 - 12:46PM
Beijing’s Old Summer Palace: computer modelling brings back to life imperial garden destroyed by British and French troops

A retired Tsinghua University architecture professor brings the landmark burned by British and French troops during the second opium war to vivid life.

A retired Tsinghua University architecture professor brings the landmark burned by British and French troops during the second opium war to vivid life.

15 Jan 2019 - 6:32AM
Traditional Chinese archery: bow makers on target to resurrect lost martial art

Two decades ago, Chinese archery appeared extinct, but renewed interest in the practice – the third of the six noble competencies – and demand for artisanal weapons has brought it back from the brink

Two decades ago, Chinese archery appeared extinct, but renewed interest in the practice – the third of the six noble competencies – and demand for artisanal weapons has brought it back from the brink

18 Oct 2018 - 10:42AM
4 Oct 2018 - 3:33PM
World’s largest animatronic dinosaurs factory in China

In the 1970s, oil prospectors uncovered one of the world’s richest deposits of Jurassic-era fossils just outside the Sichuan city of Zigong. Over the past decade, the city has developed the world’s largest industry for large-scale animatronic dinosaurs, accounting for more than 80 per cent of the total global market. Guo Qihong established Zigong’s biggest dinosaur company, Gengu Longteng, in 2007.

In the 1970s, oil prospectors uncovered one of the world’s richest deposits of Jurassic-era fossils just outside the Sichuan city of Zigong. Over the past decade, the city has developed the world’s largest industry for large-scale animatronic dinosaurs, accounting for more than 80 per cent of the total global market. Guo Qihong established Zigong’s biggest dinosaur company, Gengu Longteng, in 2007.

1 Sep 2018 - 5:03PM
China’s dinosaur factory: behind the scenes at an animatronics manufacturer, where prehistoric beasts come to life

The artisans of Zigong in Sichuan province are hitting the replica-dinosaur ball out of the Jurassic park, supplying four out of every five models of the prehistoric beasts around the world

The artisans of Zigong in Sichuan province are hitting the replica-dinosaur ball out of the Jurassic park, supplying four out of every five models of the prehistoric beasts around the world

25 Sep 2018 - 12:43PM
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