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Cartier Opens Exhibition in Beijing’s Forbidden City

Newest Luxury Brand-Museum Partnership Follows Previous Louis Vuitton Exhibition in Hong Kong

Cartier's exhibition at the Forbidden City is designed to reflect the brand's interest in growth in the Chinese market. Photo © CCTV

Cartier's exhibition at the Forbidden City is designed to reflect the brand's interest in growth in the Chinese market. Photo © CCTV

CCTV’s English-language bureau reports on Cartier‘s new exhibition at the Forbidden City in Beijing, organized to display a wide range of the luxury brand’s antique jewelry and watches. This partnership follows the success of the Louis Vuitton “Passion for Creation” exhibition, held at the Hong Kong Museum of Art earlier this year.

As CCTV writes, the exhibition is designed to showcase Cartier’s interest in faster expansion in the Chinese market. Within the next four years, Cartier executives have indicated that they intend to double the number of free-standing locations in China. In that same time frame, Cartier believes China will become its largest single market.

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China And Italy Set Up Cultural Partnership

Literary Giant Mo Yan Becomes The Brand Ambassador For Beijing/Lazio Cultural Exchange Partnership, Promoting Chinese And Italian Tourism

Chinese author Mo Yan. Photo © Johannes Kolfhaus

Chinese author Mo Yan. Photo © Johannes Kolfhaus

The respected Chinese author Mo Yan has taken on the role of brand ambassador for a new cultural partnership between Beijing and the Lazio region of Italy, promoting stronger cultural ties between the two governments and attracting more travel from tourists in both regions. Mo, who traveled to Italy to create the documentary “Roman Walks: Travel Diary of Mo Yan,” is well-known in China and the West for two of his novels on which the film Red Sorghum was based, and is widely regarded as one of the country’s greatest literary voices. As Zhang Lei writes, Claudio Mancini, president of Lazio Tourism Board, felt that Mo would be a better “face” for the cultural partnership as he brings the perspective of a Chinese intellectual, and “both Rome and Beijing have ancient cultures.” With this appointment, it will be interesting to see if other world cities create more cultural exchange partnerships as a result.

Zhang goes on to note, the huge population and increasing tourist base of China offers huge opportunities for European travel centers, since only about 5% of the Chinese who traveled abroad last year went to Europe. If only 10% went to Europe, travel operators could expect huge revenues even if other tourists cut back:

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