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Mercedes have passed Audi in global sales

Mercedes-Benz has passed Audi to become the second-best selling premium car brand for the first half of 2010, according to reports released in the last week. Mercedes posted a 13 percent rise in global sales for the month of June, enough to push it past Audi’s year to date sales, despite Audi having held the [...]

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Beijing Airport overtakes Heathrow as second-largest

Beijing International Airport has overtaken London Heathrow as the world’s second busiest, in a sign of China’s growing dominance of international travel. In terms of seat capacity, Beijing International is now second only to Atlanta Hartsfield in the US, according to a July 6 report by aviation analyst OAG. Beijing’s business has been boosted by [...]

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Beijing pet spas turn pooches into pandas

With pet ownership on the rise in an increasingly affluent China, savvy entrepreneurs are opening animal spas offering dogs a full makeover — even transformation into a panda. Sun Ruowen opened her pet salon in central Beijing in May. Already, dozens of customers wanting to pamper their pets — mainly dogs — have bought pre-paid [...]

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Shanghai Tang: Limited Edition Luxe Tiger Box

To celebrate the Year of the Tiger, Shanghai Tang and LUXE City Guides have launched the exquisite, limited edition, heirloom White Tiger Chest. Each individually numbered and engraved collector’s box is handmade in maple and ebony veneer maquetry, lined in kumquat silk satin and contains 30 Guides. Packed full of insider information, the LUXE City [...]

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Lacoste Porcelain Polo Shirt by Li Xiaofeng

Lacoste invited Chinese porcelain artist Li Xiaofeng to create two different polos for their Holiday 2010 Collector’s Series. Li is a muralist-turned-sculptor who uses shards of broken porcelain recovered from ancient archeological digs to create armor-esque clothing sculptures. Described as “Post-Orientalism,” the artist’s collaged artifacts often take the form of traditional Chinese dresses, jackets, neckties, [...]

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Asia millionaires worth more than Europeans

Asia-Pacific millionaires are collectively worth more than their European counterparts for the first time, with the rich in China and India leading the way. The report on high-net worth individuals (HNWIs) — defined as anyone with investible assets of at least one million US dollars — was issued by Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and [...]

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