Steven Ribet

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

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


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

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

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?

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?

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?

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


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

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


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