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Chanel Celebrating the 2010 Shanghai World Expo

To celebrate the Universal Exhibition in Shanghai, Chanel is launching the Chanel Shanghai accessories collection inspired by the delights of China. This limited-edition collection, which includes bracelets, necklaces, handbags and earrings, will debut at Chanel’s five mainland boutiques this May.

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Chinese collectors push prices to new levels

Prices for antiques in China have risen sharply over the past five years and now galleries all over the world over are waiting for the nation’s cashed-up collectors to spread the wealth overseas. Speaking on the sidelines of the Netherlands’ Tefaf Maastricht, New York gallery director James Hennessy said that internationally things were looking up [...]

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China ousts US as Bordeaux’s top client

China‘s seemingly unquenchable thirst for wine has ousted America as Bordeaux’s number one client outside Europe, latest figures showed Friday. With overall exports down a large 23 percent in 2009, vintners are now looking to the East to drain their cellars. “China has become our first client outside the European Union,” said Alain Vironneau, president [...]

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China demand driving world wine market growth

China is expected to be the world’s seventh largest wine consumer by 2013 as the nation’s thirst for vintages continues to grow amid an economic boom. The country will consume around 1.26 billion bottles of wine in 2013, an increase of about 32 percent from 2009, according to findings of Vinexpo, organiser of one of [...]

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GM to end Hummer as deal with Chinese firm fails

General Motors is to wind down operations of its Hummer vehicles – after failing to complete a planned takeover by a Chinese firm. GM did not comment on why the sale to China-based Tengzhong had collapsed. Reports have said Beijing had refused to approve the purchase. GM agreed to sell the brand last year, as [...]

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Ernst Benz ChronoScope PEK Watch

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Ernst Benz has launched its intriguing ChronoScope PEK Limited Edition watch. The timepiece represents a precious object of design encouraged by Chinese numerology and the number 8 in particular – the “lucky number” in China. Developed and produced in Switzerland, the Ernst Benz ChronoScope PEK Limited Edition watch employs [...]

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