Chinese Payment Systems Overview: AliPay vs. WeChat Pay vs. Union Pay

Dec 06

Chinese Payment Systems Overview: AliPay vs. WeChat Pay vs. Union Pay

Understanding the ecosystem of Chinese payment systems is a prerequisite to setting up a successful sales strategy in this market. It is also one of the many aspects of Chinese market that is considerably different from what we are familiar with in other markets. Relying on traditional payment systems such as credit cards or PayPal is simply not going to work in...

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10 Interesting Facts About China’s Richest Man Jack Ma

Nov 29

10 Interesting Facts About China’s Richest Man Jack Ma

Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, has recently overtaken Wang Jianlin of Dalian Wanda Group as China’s richest man. There are many things that make Jack Ma unique among China’s business elite, such as his humble upbringing and lack of political connections from the start. Also, as opposed to most founders of successful...

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5 Features of Most Effective China Email Marketing Strategy

Oct 25

5 Features of Most Effective China Email Marketing Strategy

Email marketing in China is one of the most cost effective digital channels to reach all types of audience. However, its maximum potential can only be realized if done right from the beginning. Incorporating these five features with your next China email marketing campaign will boost the ROI, make it more measurable and more effective. The following presentation by...

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Infographic: Online Behavior of Chinese Millennials

Oct 04

Infographic: Online Behavior of Chinese Millennials

In this post, we’d like to share a new Infographic by Hylink on Chinese Millennials – people born in between early 80s to early 2000. Just it is the case with other countries, Chinese millennials are often described as “digital natives”, having grown up along with the development of new technologies. What is unique in China’s...

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Taobao Villages: How Ecommerce Helps China’s Rural Economy

Aug 16

Taobao Villages: How Ecommerce Helps China’s Rural Economy

Over the last couple of years, ecommerce giants like Alibaba and JD.com have been cooperating with the government to plug China’s rural market into its vast online economy. The phenomenon of so called Taobao villages is one of the consequences of this approach. China is one of world’s fastest urbanizing society in absolute terms. Although decreasing...

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5 Most Useful Features of WeChat for Marketers

Aug 13

5 Most Useful Features of WeChat for Marketers

After having surpassed 700 million registered users, WeChat continues to reign supreme in China social media landscape. From marketer’s standpoint, the platform is still limited in many way due to its more private nature compared to other social media channels. On the other hand, some unique features of WeChat for marketers that can be used quite effectively....

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