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7 China trends for 2015

We hope your year 2015 starts with a blast, just like ours. China is changing in rapid pace, and we hope to be also your 2015 match maker if you are looking for experts on the fast moving realities in China.

What do we expect in 2015?

The upward mobility of Chinese wealth – Tom Doctoroff

Branding expert Tom Doctoroff explains how luxury shopping is expanding in China. Wealth is branded, unlike in the past. Most millionaires in China are self-made, and they are learning how to behave, he tells in GQ.

In two years, China has more billionaires than the US – Rupert Hoogewerf

The number of dollar billionaires in China will be larger than those in the US in two years time, estimates China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf in GQ. Why China is the growth market of the future

Wang Jianlin´s poor IPO spoiled his no.1 position – Rupert Hoogewerf

Until last week both Jack Ma of Alibaba and Wang Jianlin were in the race to become the richest man in China in 2014. A poor IPO in Hong Kong spoiled his chances, explains China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf, in the China Daily. But it is not the end of the game.

On the rise of Tibetian Buddhism – Ian Johnson

Tibetian Buddhism has become popular in the West, but also among rich Han Chinese. Journalist Ian Johnson discusses with author John Osburn the reasons behind this popularity in a two-piece interview for the New York Times.

China´s richest in 2014: Jack Ma or Wang Jianlin – Rupert Hoogewerf

For a short while Alibaba´s chairman Jack Ma looked like he was heading for the position of richest person in China in 2014. But at the end of the year, Wanda chairman Wang Lianlin is contesting that position, as he brings two firms to the Hong Kong stock exchange, tells China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf to WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu.

Nervous HK rich seek backup after protests – Wei Gu

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong might be fizzling out, but its richer residents have started to look for alternatives, writes WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in the Wall Street Journal. High home prices, costs of living and pollution add to their worries.

Profiles of luxury car owners – Rupert Hoogewerf

Luxury car brands tell much about the ambitions of their owners, and how people think about them, disclosed the Hurun White Paper on luxury cars last week. In the Global Times an overview of the profiles of the owners of Audi, BMW, Mercedes- Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, Cadillac and Infiniti, according to Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf.

How Liu Yiqian bought a US$45 million art piece – Wei Gu

The Chinese art collector Liu Yiqian bought a major 600-year-old imperial embroidered silk at Christie´s last Wednesday for US$45 million. He tells WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu how the exiting bidding took place. From the Wall Street Journal.

Analyzing the luxury car market in China – Rupert Hoogewerf

How does the Chinese luxury brand owner look like, wondered Rupert Hoogewerf and his Hurun Rich List firm provided a thorough analysis of this successful market, They looked at the Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, Cadillac and Infiniti. A report from the Malaysia Chronicle.