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If you think that China Duty Free Group President Charles Chen looks exuberant in this picture, you’d be right. And justifiably so after the spectacular Grand Opening of the impressive Duty Zero by cdf wines, spirits. tobacco and gourmet food stores at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday.

Charles is pictured in the elegant Premium Lounge, a beautifully elegant VIP facility, where the retailer’s most treasured customers can relax and receive bespoke service, including refreshments, personal shopping assistance and a tailored array of magnificent international and Chinese spirits (some of which are pictured below).

Duty Zero by cdf’s offer is a thrilling fusion of East meets West, featuring a vast range of Chinese spirits and tobacco as well as a tremendous line-up of international brands. Behind Charles in the picture you can see some outstanding examples of both.

You can also listen to Charles’ podcast with me, conducted in the Premium Lounge.

[CDFG President Charles Chen tells Martin Moodie what a landmark today’s Grand Opening represents]