UK Luxury items sale flooded with Chinese faces

| December 29th, 2011

From IFeng:

December 26, the famous British department store Selfridges on Oxford Street in London had a after Christmas sale. Even though, there was the subway workers strike, it still could not stop waves of shoppers rushing in. Worrying about the deep debt crisis, Europeans are tightening their belts, not spending as much as the previous years. But to some Chinese people, this is not a problem.

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Owner smashes his Lamborghini to protest bad service

| March 20th, 2011

 

From Netease | translated by Roy | edited by Key

A Lamborghini owner hired people to break his Lamborghini Gallardo sports car worth 3 million yuan in front of a lamp store yesterday afternoon in Qingdao. He felt that failed to exercise his consumer rights several times after the car had problems, so he decided to express his dissatisfaction in a extreme way on the International Consumers Rights Day (3/15). The process was put on a BBS and broadcasted live on […]Read more…

Middle school holds a luxurious funeral, vice-principal suspended

| March 15th, 2011

From Netease | Translated by Roy | Edited by Key

A rich merchant in Wenling, Zhejiang held a luxurious funeral for his mother in a local middle school. Classes were suspended and the playground was used. The funeral cost 6 million yuan. The vice-principal of the school has been suspended.

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British Media coined “Peking Pound” for Extravagant Chinese Purchases and High stakes Gambling Abroad

| January 2nd, 2011

(IFENG)

The big bucks Chinese spend overseas every year reaches staggering numbers. Last year reportedly 56% of Chinese purchases of luxury goods occur abroad, totaling 13,000 million USD. British Media coined a new word—“Peking Pound” for Chinese huge purchasing power. The casinos overseas, also add Chinese in their VIP lists.

British “Peking Pound” splurged £1bn in sales of luxury goods

According to the British Daily Mail reported on 28th December, 2010, wealthy Chinese tourists are expected to spend a billion pounds on luxury […]Read more…

Shanghai to Chengdu bullet train luxury sleeper

| December 30th, 2010

(Netease) Starting on January 11, 2011, bullet trains with sleepers will be put into operation between Shanghai and Chongqing as well as between Shanghai and Chengdu. It is the most advanced soft sleeper cars presently used in China. Every soft sleeper is equipped with independent video system and the luxury soft sleepers even have small meeting rooms. Tickets have been for sale at the Chengdu Railway Station since December 23, 2010. From Chengdu to Shanghai the highest ticket for one […]Read more…