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Chinese Business Etiquette 101 for Doing Business in China

This is the most comprehensive collection of Chinese Business Etiquettes on the planet. What is the best part? All of the tips in this 101 guide are from my real consulting business. And they are 100% actionable. I coach my clients on these tips in their strategic market entry planning and the real business development. So if you want to […]
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How Misunderstood is China by the Outside World?

A misunderstood China: Most people coming from outside China admit China is totally different from what they think before they really arrive. Seeing is believing. Assumptions are always wrong. I am running a consulting firm in Shanghai and meeting my clients in real life from time to time. They always keep asking questions since there […]
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2016 Singles’ Day: World’s Biggest Shopping Event

This Thursday evening, the eve of 2016 Singles’ Day (Nov. 11, 2016), there is not much traffic on the streets.

Chinese consumers were busy collecting coupons, searching and adding products into their shopping carts.

Deep Discounts

Online shopping discounts encourage consumers to spend more on this special day, sales have already outdone Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in the U.S. in the past years.

New Record on Sales This Year on 2016 Singles' Day
New Record on Sales This Year on 2016 Singles’ Day

Task of the Year Before Sleeping

After midnight, it was 24 hours fight to empty the shopping carts of different online shopping sites.

In less than 52 seconds, 1bn yuan (US$147million) of products had already been sold through Alibaba’s platforms. The same amount of sales had been sold through mobile devices took only 57 seconds.

It has been really like a holiday, entirely devoted to online shopping and sales.

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How Do Chinese Online Shoppers Buy From Overseas?

How Do Chinese Online Shoppers Buy From Overseas?

 

Chinese shoppers have been engaged in cross-border import trade over recent years.

Buying overseas products is generally referred to as “HaiTao” in Chinese.

“Hai” (Sea) means overseas, “Tao” (Search) means find and purchase.

 

How Do Chinese Online Shoppers Buy From Overseas?
How Do Chinese Online Shoppers Buy From Overseas?

Official Brand Web Store

It is the most reliable way for Chinese consumers to buy if they know your brand.

In the beginning, most foreign e-Commerce sites don’t offer the direct shipping service to China. Chinese consumers bought through overseas e-commerce sites, and ship the purchased products back to China through intermediary shipping companies.

Language barriers, different payment, customer service and after-sales service are also obstacles for average Chinese consumers.

Customer service is critical for international buyers, I am sharing my story about Emily’s New 3Doodler Start Pen .

 

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Building Trust in China: Challenges of Communication

Doing business in China is a game of winning trust. Communicating the right message to the right people in China needs your time and input.   Challenges of Communication The right way of communication is often a challenge for most foreign businessmen coming to China. You might not find the key person to speak to. […]
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New IOS 10: What Do Chinese Consumers Care The Most

You heard the Chinese terms of “Didi”, “Dianping” from the lips of speakers in Apple’s WWDC 2016.

We can see a number of updates and new features aimed at China users.

IOS10

Very soon, Siri can support sending messages to wechat, Apple watch can recognize Chinese characters, Apple Maps can book rides on Didi, and you can get spam call alert.

Chinese developers are also very excited about the opening up services of Siri, iMessage and Maps.

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Good Manners For Kids-Basic Manners Every Chinese Kid Should Know

Good Manners For Kids are taught at home.

The child’s rude’tude (Rude attitude) isn’t always intentional. Like all the parents around the world, Chinese dads and moms will also focus on the etiquette and let the children to understand it’s impolite to pick their nose, interrupt the conversation or loudly observe the lady walking in front them.

The following are Some typical basic manners that Chinese parents will teach their Children and they are of typical Chinese culture.

Table manners

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Good Manners For Kids-Chinese Tradition: No Drumsticks
Good Manners For Kids-Chinese Tradition: No Drumsticks

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Is it kidding to use Duolingo to learn English from Chinese?

I love Duolingo, but I don’t think it’s wise to learn English from Duolingo Chinese.

This post was originally posted on Duolingo Discussion board three years ago.

I shared my opinion on this since I really love foreign language learning through duolingo and would like to see how duolingo will go for Asian languages, especially Chinese.

After three years, Chinese had not yet been added as a target language here at Duolingo.

Here is my magic to learn Mandarin Chinese,

I guess it is way more difficult than many people imagine to do it through Duolingo.

If possible, I really want to see whether there are some successful case studies to learn English, French or Spanish from Chinese.

What is the Best Way to Learn English?

Three years later, I have my own online English school targeting on Chinese English learners and it’s  working really well.

Is Duolingo A Good Way to Learn English From Chinese?

Effective Learning European Languages through Duolingo, however, Is it kidding to use Duolingo to learn English from Chinese?
Effective Learning European Languages through Duolingo: On my 128 days streak

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CHINA THROUGH WATERCOLORS: China Maps in Chinese Art

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Chinese Water Color Art

This collection of China Maps in watercolor paintings is nowadays widely spread online in China.

The maps outline the provinces’ boundaries in vivid colors.

Enjoy these pictures!

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Failures of Global Companies in China: Ignorance of the Market Differences in China

In the past decade, we can see so many overseas companies are coming into China with high hopes to develop a market but they failed to live up to their expectations. It seems interesting, No one expected it to be this way especially for most American cutting-edge technology giants, Yahoo, Ebay, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, […]
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