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Yesterday, I had two meetings with people who were on their first trips to China. These meetings are always interesting because I hear their first impressions of the country and people, and how these have had an immediate impact upon ...

Last week I had with me a visitor from the UK who has both built a very large business from nothing and sold it, and gone on to be the CEO of a number of other global brands, taking them ...

I have been fortunate to be working with a partner on the production of a new luxury lifestyle TV show to start airing on Chinese TV at the end of September. Between us, we came up with the idea about ...

July and August has been months of higher than normal temperatures in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere, and certainly in China, the affect has been to drive people into the shopping malls and coffee shops just to benefit from ...

The last twelve months have been challenging for luxury brands in China, they have had to contend with consumers becoming more selective in terms of where and how they spend their money, and new government regulations that have restricted the ...

Well, the waiting game is over. The party congress took place earlier this month, and luxury brands and market observers alike waited for ‘the’ policy announcements to be made, in particular related to consumption taxes and controls of the purchase ...

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 ...

China would not be China, if the focus of things didn’t change here what appears to be randomly and often, it’s cultural and adds fuel to the general speed of development. We are past the party leadership elections, and their ...

The party election and appointment process is over, at least for the top jobs in China, and at this time, appointments and movements up the party ladder, or sideways into the lesser jobs are underway. Supporters of Mr. Xi and ...

As I write this piece, the party leaders of China are behind closed doors planning and agreeing who takes charge of the country for the next ten years. It’s a very secret process that culminates in a TV broadcast showing ...

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