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Chinese city renames mountain after ‘Avatar’

A city in central China has renamed a mountain after the US blockbuster movie “Avatar,” which set a Chinese box office record. The majestic peak in Hunan province previously known as “Heaven and Earth Pillar” or “South Sky Pillar” has been officially renamed “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain,” the Zhangjiajie city government said in a statement. The [...]

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2010 Hurun Best of the Best Awards

The Hurun “Best of the Best” 2010 Awards for preferred brands of China’s  richest consumers were announced yesterday by Hurun Report. The luxury business magazine is renowned for its annual “China Rich List” In its sixth edition Hurun surveyed 383 mainland millionaires, each with assets of at least RMB 10 million ($1.5 million). Among them [...]

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Hermes launches Shang Xia brand in China

This spring, Hermes plans to launch a new brand, called Shang Xia (meaning “topsy-turvy” in Mandarin), in the lucrative Chinese market. It’s an interesting move from Hermes, who generally tends to buy all or part of existing brands. Shang Xia will include ready-to-wear and decorative arts inspired by Chinese culture and traditions of craftsmanship.

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China unveils ‘world’s fastest train link’

China on Saturday unveiled what it billed as the fastest rail link in the world — a train connecting the modern cities of Guangzhou and Wuhan at an average speed of 350 kilometres (217 miles) an hour.

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Luxury Brands Still Strong in China

A survey just released in China has lifted the lid on the nation’s obsession with luxury brands and identified just where consumers are spending their money. The 2009 21st Century Deluxe Report (www.21deluxereport.com — in Chinese only) says that China’s love affair with luxury shows no signs of abating. According to one Professor Lu Xiao [...]

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Sun shines on golf’s growth in China’s Hainan

China’s southern Hainan island is playing up its tropical climate in a major plan to position itself as a “golf island”, the capital of the sport in China. Golf courses have sprouted like mushrooms across the country as the sport catches on, but no place has hitched its wagon to the sport’s boom quite like [...]

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