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Chao Magic English: Best Way to Teach English Online in China

Chao Magic English: Best Way to Teach English Online in China

Chao Cheng

China Market Expert Expert, Senior Partner at SinoStep
Author of Sell Online To China (Your Opportunity in China’s Booming Cross-border eCommerce Market) andHow to Build A Right Chinese Website That Works In China.

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in China market entry, global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of SinoStep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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Why Teach English Online in China?

Teaching English online has a few advantages over traditional classroom teaching.

It’s flexible, efficient, and it’s also becoming a new trend for English learning China.

 

How to Teach English Online in China?

Most Chinese students can not speak or write good English, even after more than 10 years in English learning.

The core value of Chao Magic English is 6 ways to learn real English for Chinese students.

Teaching English Online is possible.

It’s more efficient and cost effective.

Chao Magic English

Traditional English teaching in China schools is proven to be a failure.

Most English learners in China are struggling to find a right way.

At Chao Magic English, English learners in China can improve their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills within a very short time.

Philips, graduated with an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, found this model very impressive and promising after checking the online 1on1 coaching interface and detailed communication history. “I’m sure it’s the right and effective way to learn a foreign language.”

“Is it feasible for Chinese learning too?” he followed with this question.

The answer is Yes.

It is the Best Way to Learn Chinese.

We had applied the same methods in mandarin Chinese learning and the result is awesome.

 

What’s the Secret?

It’s quite simple.

  • We Use English, not learn English.
  • And Use English Everyday, 365 days a year.

How Long Does It Take to Learn English Fluently?

It’s really fast if the student can follow the study plan strictly.

Basically it takes at least 30 mins every day.

And every student can get impressive progress after several months.

What’s the Magic of Chao English?

Backed by a consulting team of English experts and cross-border pros.

We found the magic suitable for English learners in China.

1. Story Listening
2. Recite and Retell
3. Writing Daily Journals
4. Practical English Writing
5. Use of English-English Dictionary instead of English-Chinese Dictionaries
6. Use of Google Search

1on1 Online English Teaching in China can be very effective.

1on1 Online English Teaching in China can be very effective.

1on1 Online English Teaching in China can be very effective.

We found the weakness easily through 1on1 Online English Coaching at Chao Business School Magic English 

Chao Business School of Magic English: Best 1on1 Business English Course in China

In Chao Business School, Business English learners can improve their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills within a very short time.

Online Magic English

With Chao Magic English, Business English learners can learn anywhere, any time without traveling to the classrooms to meet their English teachers.

Effective Goal Setting

We help students set realistic goals and improve their self-confidence.

Business Oriented

It’s real business English.

English learners will be familiar with all relevant business scenarios.

Confidence in Business Communication

Enhancing specific business vocabulary.

Put students ahead of the competition.

1on1 Online Coaching

Customized study plan for every student.

Tailor made assignments and lessons for every student.

How Do We Coach Online?

  • Study Plan: Customized study plan for every student according to the real situation.
  • Mini Lessons: Online text lessons customized for the student.
  • Assignments: Tailor made assignments, workouts and tasks.
  • Q&A: Questions and puzzles on English learning.
  • Weekly Progress Report: Keep track of progress everyday.
  • Weekly Reviews: Comprehensive comments on the progress.
  • Listening: Dictation is the most effective method. we select suitable audio and video materials for students.
  • Speaking: Recite the story, and retell the story.
  • Writing: Rephrase the story, and write daily journals.
  • Business English Practices: Improvements on search skills, Email writing, self Introduction, proposal writing, presentations, meetings, and research writing etc.
Teach English Online in China

Chao Business School: weekly Magic English Assignments for a student

Testimonials

Ms. P, Age 36, Senior Sales Manager, Shanghai

My business English writing had never been improved before I came to Chao Business School.

I had been attended many English schools but Chao Magic English is very different.

Now I know what I should do everyday to improve my business writing.

Persistence and confidence are two biggest benefits I got from Chao Business School.

I can handle my daily emails, and reports by myself now.

And most important is, I have a dedicated coach all the year round.

Mr. W, Age 32, Freelance Sourcing Agent, Shenzhen

It is amazing to decode the secrets of English Communication through Chao Magic English.

With the help of Chao Business School, I improved my freelancing profile, and got better at proposal writing.

The instant change is that I increased my hourly rate from USD15/hour to USD35/hour under the guidance of Mr. Cheng Chao.

And I earned more than USD 10,000 in the past three months.

It is amazing, because this amount is double than my total freelancing income in the past year.

Mr J, Age 28, Owner of a private company, Hangzhou

Chao Magic English is magical.

I can speak and write now.

It is impossible for me do this before I met my coach at Chao Business School.

Now I understand the best way to learn English is to use it in my real life.

In the very beginning, Mr. Cheng gave me many animal stories and daily homework.

Wolf, duck, dragon, goat, monkey…

It seemed so funny and so simple.

But it really took me some time to finish.

They are not that simple when I really want to use them.

My improvements at English helped me a lot in my business.

I am really thankful and I will continue to study hard.

For Chinese Kids: Chao English Magic Castle

Right Concept

We help Chinese kids and their parents understand the essence of English learning.

  • How important is English
  • What is the role of parents?
  • What the parents should do?
  • What is the real English communication?

Right Methods

Many Chinese parents are misled by English training schools.

We are working through our 1on1 online coaching, membership club sharing and Chinese social media to show them what are the effective ways for their kids.

Perseverance

Your English will be perfect when using English becomes your habit.

Most failures lies in the lack of interests and a good environment.

Why Online Teaching?

Offline teaching is not effective and wasting time.

What you need is daily use of English, instead of one lesson every week.

Younger Kids: Involvements of Parents

The success of mastering English for Chinese kids lies in a good English learning environment.

For younger kids, Parents are the key to this.

Students Aiming for Better Grades

We truly believe our students can achieve better grades with much less time.

And we go way beyond than the test grades.

Love It and Use It

Your Child will love English and Use it in real life.

It is not just a class, or a test in the school.

 

Level 1: Magic Castle Online Club

Join the club, and study together with other Chao Magic English learners.

As a parent, you will know what to do and how to guide your kids.

At Magic Castle Online Club, you will get

1.) Magic English Tips

My Promise: One English Magic Tip Everyday

What can the magic tips be?

  • Typical questions and answers
  • Mini lessons on specific subjects

2.) Assignments & Review

  • Today’s assignments
  • Analysis

3.) Community Sharing

It is a sharing community.

You can share your progress with other magic learners.

  • What did you listen today?
  • What did you speak today?
  • What did you read today?
  • What did you write today?
  • What did you learn today?
  • Write your English journal
  • What is your progress on English learning?

In the meantime, you can get updates from many other magic learners on the same.

4.) Q&A

You can ask questions and get guidance on effective Magic English learning.

 

Level 2: Magic Castle 1on1 Online Coaching

Customized study plan for every student.

Tailor made assignments and lessons for every student.

How Do We Coach Online for Chinese Kids?

  • Study Plan: Customized study plan for every student according to the real situation.
  • Mini Lessons: Online text lessons customized for the student.
  • Assignments: Tailor made assignments, workouts and tasks.
  • Q&A: Questions and puzzles on English learning.
  • Weekly Progress Report: Keep track of progress everyday.
  • Weekly Reviews: Comprehensive comments on the progress.
  • Listening: Dictation is the most effective method. We select suitable audio and video materials for students.
  • Speaking: Recite the story, and retell the story.
  • Writing: Rephrase the story, and write daily journals.
  • Practical English: Learn something useful.
An English Poem by a 6-year old Chinese Girl from Chao English Magic Castle.

An English Poem by a 6-year old Chinese Girl from Chao English Magic Castle.

Testimonials

Ms. Lisa, Age 32, with a 7 year old son, Sales Manager, Guangzhou

Chao Magic English is Amazing.

I followed all the methods shared by Mr. Cheng and it works.

Now I am clear what I should do every day with a good plan.

and my 7 year old son is very excited to learn English every day after school.

I believe that he take this as a game, instead of learning.

Mr. Zhang, Age 37, with a 12 year old son, VP, Shanghai

Chao English Magic Castle is meaningful for both my son and myself.

Eason, my son, was enrolled in one of the best middle schools in Shanghai.

Eason have been learning at Chao Magic Castle for half a year.

And his improvements on English is too impressive to believe.

Now Eason can start speaking English without hesitation, and he is confident in expressing himself.

He loves Mr. Cheng and his teaching methods.

Ms. Zhou, Age 36, with a 8 year old girl, New immigrant, Toronto, Canada

Finally I realize what Mr. Cheng said to me are true.

Now Tabitha is getting fast progress here in the school here at Toronto.

Patience is what I really need right now.

I am improving my English too.

Chao’s English Magic is very effective for Chinese learners and it’s especially useful to build my confidence.

 

 

Chinese Business Etiquette 101 for Doing Business in China

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Chinese Business Etiquette 101 for Doing Business in China

Chao Cheng

China Market Expert Expert, Senior Partner at SinoStep
Author of Sell Online To China (Your Opportunity in China’s Booming Cross-border eCommerce Market) andHow to Build A Right Chinese Website That Works In China.

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in China market entry, global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of SinoStep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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Chinese Business Etiquette 101 for Doing Business in China

Chinese Business Etiquette 101 for Doing Business in China (Photo by Chao: a Chinese Banquet at a small town in Zhejiang Province)

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 do better business in China, check out this guide.

 

Chinese Business Etiquette: First Lesson to Do Business in China

Look!

With the large and prosperous market, China could be your most lucrative country to do business in.

But it is a big challenge to understand Chinese business culture.

The truth is, it is always misunderstood by the people outside China.

Successful entrepreneurs know the first lesson of doing business in China is to:

Learn Chinese Business Etiquette

In Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Profitable Niche Market in China, when you start following my 7-Step Formula  to uncover your profitable business opportunities in China,

You’re probably wondering:

How different are Chinese people doing business from western people?

In this article, I’ll reveal the cultural differences behind the common business activities in China.

They come from my real life consulting practices with my overseas clients.

If you want to share any stories, let me know!

Here we go.

 

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How Misunderstood is China by the Outside World?

How Misunderstood is China by the Outside World?

Chao Cheng

China Market Expert Expert, Senior Partner at SinoStep
Author of Sell Online To China (Your Opportunity in China’s Booming Cross-border eCommerce Market) andHow to Build A Right Chinese Website That Works In China.

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in China market entry, global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of SinoStep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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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 are too many cultural differences and unexpected things in their eyes.

I wrote a complete guide on Chinese Business Etiquettes and it should be the most comprehensive collection on this planet:

Chinese Business Etiquette 101 for Doing Business in China – Sinostep

What is the best part?

All of the tips in this 101 guide are 100% actionable and from my real consulting business.

So if you want to do better business in China, check out this guide.

Here are some frequent questions I have been asked:

  • Do you use the same language as Taiwan?
  • What is the average salary in China?
  • Why there is no cold water in their company?
  • What did they say in their small talks?

These are quite normal questions and I can explain quite well.

But there are always interesting questions coming, the most typical one is:

Do you eat dogs?

I really don’t know why most foreign guys will ask these same questions again and again.

In some places, yes, there are some people eating dog meat, but most Chinese don’t eat it.

And eating dogs is also a controversial issue among Chinese people.

some similar questions are like this

  • Do you eat cats or rats?

To be honest, I don’t know.

 

Sounds interesting?

Let’s see how Chinese use their hands to signify number 8.

Chinese number gesture of 8

The thumb and index finger make an “L”, other fingers closed, with the palm facing the observer.

A client told me an embarrassed story.

Once he went to buy steamed stuffed buns,

he want two buns and make a sign like what I did in the picture above.

The Chinese vendor sold him eight instead of two.

“YES” Sometimes Means NO

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2016 Singles’ Day: World’s Biggest Shopping Event

2016 Singles’ Day: World’s Biggest Shopping Event

Chao Cheng

China Market Expert Expert, Senior Partner at SinoStep
Author of Sell Online To China (Your Opportunity in China’s Booming Cross-border eCommerce Market) andHow to Build A Right Chinese Website That Works In China.

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in China market entry, global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of SinoStep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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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?

Chao Cheng

China Market Expert Expert, Senior Partner at SinoStep
Author of Sell Online To China (Your Opportunity in China’s Booming Cross-border eCommerce Market) andHow to Build A Right Chinese Website That Works In China.

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in China market entry, global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of SinoStep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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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

Building Trust in China: Challenges of Communication

Chao Cheng

China Market Expert Expert, Senior Partner at SinoStep
Author of Sell Online To China (Your Opportunity in China’s Booming Cross-border eCommerce Market) andHow to Build A Right Chinese Website That Works In China.

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in China market entry, global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of SinoStep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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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.
  • You might have sent many emails to your potential clients, but you did not get their replies.
  • You might suggest to schedule a meeting, but it is always difficult to fix the time.
  • You might also use wechat as most Chinese do, but you just get no response after sending many messages explaining your business goals.
  • Lost of translation leads to a big mess of understanding.

To start your business in China, learn the China way to communicate first.

building trust in China

Building Trust in China(Photo by Chao: a Chinese drawing school)

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New IOS 10: What Do Chinese Consumers Care The Most

New IOS 10: What Do Chinese Consumers Care The Most

Chao Cheng

China Market Expert Expert, Senior Partner at SinoStep
Author of Sell Online To China (Your Opportunity in China’s Booming Cross-border eCommerce Market) andHow to Build A Right Chinese Website That Works In China.

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in China market entry, global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of SinoStep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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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-Basic Manners Every Chinese Kid Should Know

Chao Cheng

China Market Expert Expert, Senior Partner at SinoStep
Author of Sell Online To China (Your Opportunity in China’s Booming Cross-border eCommerce Market) andHow to Build A Right Chinese Website That Works In China.

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in China market entry, global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of SinoStep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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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

  • No Drumsticks
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?

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

Chao Cheng

China Market Expert Expert, Senior Partner at SinoStep
Author of Sell Online To China (Your Opportunity in China’s Booming Cross-border eCommerce Market) andHow to Build A Right Chinese Website That Works In China.

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in China market entry, global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of SinoStep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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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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CHINA THROUGH WATERCOLORS: China Maps in Chinese Art

Chao Cheng

China Market Expert Expert, Senior Partner at SinoStep
Author of Sell Online To China (Your Opportunity in China’s Booming Cross-border eCommerce Market) andHow to Build A Right Chinese Website That Works In China.

Cheng Chao has extensive expertise in China market entry, global translation & localization, cross-border business development, and global digital marketing.

Chao founded ChineseTrans, where he led a team of senior linguists to establish ChineseTrans as the market leader in professional Chinese translation services.

Since 2011, Chao has served as the managing director of SinoStep, a consulting agency helping foreign investment enter into the China market. Backed up with a strong team of China business consultants experienced in different sectors, Chao has successfully introduced dozens of overseas brands into the China market, established their operations in China on early stage and adapted their businesses to the China market.

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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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