Chinese Professional Networking Sites: Who is In or Out

Dec 30

Chinese Professional Networking Sites: Who is In or Out

Chinese professional networking sites have been the fast growing sector in the last few years. With the largest labor market in the world, China still offers a very attractive opportunity for such platforms. However, this space has been undergoing some significant changes in 2015. First and most recently, Viadeo, the LinkedIn competitor, has decided to pull the plug...

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China’s Online Business Networks for Marketing: Ushi.com

Dec 31

China’s Online Business Networks for Marketing:  Ushi.com

Ushi.com (or Ushi.cn) is one of the most well known Chinese professional networking sites outside of China. It resembles LinkedIn in its functionality and structure, however, in terms of the number of registered users, its growth over the years has been quite slow. At present, it is estimated to have somewhere between 1.2 to 1.5 million  members, which is...

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China’s Online Business Networks for Marketing: Wealink.com

Dec 24

China’s Online Business Networks for Marketing:  Wealink.com

Wealink.com is often mentioned as one of the major Chinese online business networks, along with Dajie, Tianji and Renhe which have been discussed in details in my earlier posts. In general, compared to LinkedIn dominated online professional networks market in the West, Chinese business network market still remains quite fragmented. In terms of size, Wealink.com...

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China’s Online Business Networks for Marketing: Renhe.cn

Dec 17

China’s Online Business Networks for Marketing:  Renhe.cn

China’s online professional networking market remains fairly new but is expected to continue growing as more Chinese are realizing the advantages of getting plugged in. With LinkedIn being still practically unknown here, this market remains quite fragmented with no clear dominant player. So far, in terms of size, Dajie.com (30 million users) and Tianji.com (20...

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China’s Online Business Networks for Marketing: Tianji.com

Dec 10

China’s Online Business Networks for Marketing: Tianji.com

Unlike LinkedIn in the West, in China, there is still no dominant player in online professional networks. In terms of size, Dajie.com, with its 30 million registered users, is in the lead . Tianji.com holds the second place, claiming still impressive 20 million members. In fact, Tianji attracts an audience that is more similar to LinkedIn in profile and...

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