Never say ‘no’, discuss politics, make jokes or show the soles of your shoe when doing business in China, according to speakers at a conference in HK.
Brand owners should look to China’s biggest urban clusters for potential customers, according to the president of the Cheil China Group.
Yet another Bordeaux wine estate has passed into Chinese ownership following the purchase of Château Renon by entrepreneur James Zhou.
A rising demand for tiger bone wine and tiger skins in China is threatening to drive the animal towards extinction in the wild.
China’s austerity campaign will affect luxury drinks for a further two years, according to Kiki Yang, partner at Bain management consulting.
Wealthy Asians are broadening their search for wine estates, driving major price hikes in regions such as Sonoma, Hawke’s Bay and Barossa Valley.
Chinese investors are seeking wineries outside of France with tech entrepreneur William Wu buying a controlling stake in the Swartland Winery in South Africa.
A Chinese buyer has acquired a Northern Médoc property from its French and Dutch owners who decided to sell following recent difficult vintages, especially this year when hail decimated its crop.
Chinese interest in Bordeaux appears buoyant following reports that one of China’s major hotel firms is set to buy Cadillac estate Château de Birot.
There could be more Carmenère planted in China than anywhere else in the world, according to French ampelographer Jean-Michel Boursiquot.
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