Archive for February, 2013

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We have mentioned in previous issues of Luxury Insights China how the media likes to find any negative growth indicators in the Chinese luxury sector as a major cause for concern for the economy as a whole and the luxury ...

It has been interesting to speak with executives of luxury brands and hear them reported in the media on the subject of their plans and expectations for 2013. The big names have come out in many cases to say that ...

I have read many articles in the media bemoaning the slowing Chinese economic growth and similar performance figures for the luxury sector, and it appears to me that they are trying to make 8% growth sound like a very poor ...

During Chinese New Year, there are usually two choices for non-Chinese residents; stay at home and avoid the masses travelling around the country, or leave China and go somewhere else in the world for a week. This year I chose ...

Earlier this week the Chinese TV watchdog ordered all radio and TV channels to cut advertisements suggesting ‘gift giving’, in response to new rules set by the leadership in particular for officials to lead a more restrained lifestyle. The request ...

In 1989 when I made my first trip to China, I got off a plane in a country that was just ‘waking up’. Money was being spent to put in infrastructure, and build factories, but people on the whole lead ...

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2012 will be remembered as a year of change within the Chinese luxury sector as it reached a tipping point. The year in which the leadership changed and brought in new policies, the year when Chinese consumers really started to ...

Earlier this month, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) issued a directive to all TV and radio stations banning adverts that actively encouraged consumers to buy products as gifts. Part of the new leaderships objective of reducing ...

In the past, consumers have travelled purely to find a bargain, but in the last 12 months their attitude has changed and their reasons now include, a better choice of products, higher quality service and known authenticity. Saying you made ...

In the past 12 months, we have seen retailers, and even cities catch on to the idea of making their location more welcoming to the Chinese visitor, introducing bi-lingual signage, New Year emblems and accepting Chinese debit cards…… The full article ...

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