The disappearance of famous movie star Fan Bingbing now three months ago has kept many guessing for the reasons behind it. Being a celebrity in China has some extra risks, explains business analyst Shaun Rein, author of The War for China’s Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order, for AP.  “There’s a greater risk for celebrities to get in trouble with the law and never be able to get a chance at redemption.”Read More →

Austerity marked the luxury goods industry, triggered off by the anti-corruption drive by president Xi Jinping. But the growth figures are back on track, says Rupert Hoogewerf, based on research by his Hurun China Rich report, released on Thursday, he tells the China Daily. Purchases are back on the 2013 level.Read More →

Victoria Secret took on China online, but has now decided to open its first offline retail flagship store in Shanghai. They move very cautiously, says retail expert Ben Cavender in AdAge, and they have a fair chance of getting it right in one of the most difficult retail markets in the world.Read More →

While the luxury good suffer from the anti-graft crackdown, what the Chinese buy, they buy increasingly abroad, says China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf at the presentation of his eleventh Hurun Best of the Best Awards 2015, a benchmark for the luxury sector, according to the Shanghai Daily.Read More →

Spending patterns of the super-rich have change a lot, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at CNN, Now they focus on both art and exclusive travel. Sales of luxury goods are dropping, and many blame Xi Jinping´s anti-corruption drive, but the rich just make different choices, says Rein.Read More →

Europe has been a traditional winner in China’s luxury market, but both brands and countries are losing market share to Asia, and to a lesser degree to the US, discovers WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in a discussion with HSBC’s Erwan Rambourg. Chinese travel more, and discover more and existing products.Read More →

Fashion brand Burberry gets a new CEO, as Burberry’s chief executive, Angela Ahrendts move to Apple in 2014. But retail analyst Shaun Rein is not sure current Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey would be the best choice to move business in China, he tells in HITC Business. Read More →

Paris and Europe in general are losing track as hot spots for buying luxury goods, as the crisis hits China’s middle class, and consumers move from luxury goods to lifestyle, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in WSJ. “Why buying expensive goods, if you cannot have clean water and air?”Read More →