China’s “Comfort Class” | The Bling Dynasty, National Geographic Magazine: Chinese Spokes Models Market Johnny Walker | Guangzhou, China

These are spokes models at a Johnny Walker event at Granvill Mall. This event had something to do with sponsoring a formula one racing car and hard alcohol—not a good mix by most standards, but, whatever. A camera club showed up to photograph the models and use to all their brand new, expensive gear. Survey young, urban Chinese today, and you will find them drinking Starbucks, wearing Nikes and blogging obsessively. But you will detect little interest in demanding voting rights, let alone overthrowing the country’s communist rulers. “On their wish list,” says Hong Huang, a publisher of several lifestyle magazines, “a Nintendo Wii comes way ahead of democracy.”

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