Patriotic Consumers Are Changing the Chinese Market. Here’s How.

Original Article: SHANGHAI, China — As countries around the world close their borders and see lives and businesses decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, nativism is an inevitable, if unsavoury, by-product. A decades-long globalisation boom has now come under threat even as the world fights an enemy that respects no national borders, with international travel slowing to a…
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China Has Become a Testing Ground for Luxury Brands

Product launches are being moved to China and high sales targets are set, hoping to offset the losses from the rest of the world. Original Article: With much of the world still in lockdown to slow the coronavirus outbreak, China has become the best hope for luxury and fashion brands eager to get tills ringing again, making it a key launchpad…
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The Fitness Fashion Frenzy That Just Got Bigger

Original Article: SHANGHAI, China — In the darkest days of China’s coronavirus outbreak, the streets of major cities, normally teaming with tens of millions of inhabitants, lay eerily empty. As people in many other countries are now doing, China’s vast population retreated inside their homes in late January. Every day, people spent hours online, not only desperate…
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Coresight Conversations: Female Founders Forum

CLA Co-Founder joined Coresight Conversations to chat with Coresight Founder Deborah Weinswig to discuss how Female Founders are adapting to the coronavirus crisis. Renee shares key learnings from China and how businesses adapted in the China market.

Free Report Download: Coronavirus Briefing China’s Outbound Tourism Will Be Hurt but Possibly Not for Long

Scroll to the end of article for free report download! In collaboration with China Luxury Advisors, we look at how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting Chinese outbound travelers and airport retail around the world ⎯ and we offer suggestions for how travel-impacted firms could cope with the disruption. The coronavirus outbreak is set to impact…
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Implications of the Coronavirus

2020 has started off on a difficult track for China. With the outbreak of the coronavirus most Chinese citizens are deeply concerned and worried about the spread of the virus, with many staying inside for the last few weeks to reduce their risk to exposure. As China begins to restart the economy, this week we…
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Alibaba Reopens Sesame

Fresh from the largest 24-hour sales event in the history of the world — Singles’ Day, on November 11th — Alibaba is already setting up for another major début, before the US even has a chance to celebrate Black Friday. Singles’ Day (光棍节) generated US$38.4 billion in Gross Merchandise Value this year – a 26% increase over last year –…
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7 Insights on Chinese Tourism from WTM London 2019

Stargazing is especially attractive to Chinese tourists in destinations like Nova Scotia (pictured). Photo courtesy of Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Acorn Art Photography Original Article: 13 Nov 2019 | Article by: Sienna Parulis-Cook Dragon Trail attended WTM London from 4-6 November, 2019. In addition to giving a keynote and running a panel on customization and personalization in…
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Bigger than Black Friday, More Epic than Cyber Monday… Singles’ Day!

Singles’ Day, November 11th, is here! It’s the quintessential do what I want, all about me, self-care day. Stay out late, shop for whatever you fancy, travel at a moment’s notice or spend the day binge watching your latest TV obsession. It celebrates the freedom of being single. It has also, in more recent years,…
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A Silver Lining: The US-China Trade War and Its Impact on Tourism

US-China Tensions and Chinese Tourism:  It’s not as bad as you’re hearing. It’s temporary. It presents an enormous opportunity. The recent drop in inbound international tourism from all countries has been among the most notable drags on U.S. exports, but there is a glittering silver lining, in the case of visitors traveling from China and…
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