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Wechat Payment Foreigner Guide

WeChat Payment Foreigner GuideWechat Payment for Foreigners in China WeChat is aggressively trying to expand outside China. Now many foreigners can use WeChat payments in order to handle their purchases. WeChat Payment is available for foreigners living in China and using Chinese banks, although not with all banks.   What Can You Do With WeChat Payment (WePay, WeChat Pay)? […]
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Why You Cannot Learn Mandarin at Duolingo?

Three years ago, I casted my doubt on the English learning method at Duolingo for Chinese.

I posted my questions on

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Best Way to Learn Chinese

What is the best way to learn Chinese? How to learn mandarin fast? Many Mandarin Chinese learners tried various ways to learn the language but get poor results. Unlike other roman languages, Mandarin Chinese seems to be one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world. Are there secrets to master this language within a short […]
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Top 10 Online Chinese Mandarin Courses

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20 Years of experience in teaching Chinese to foreigners.  Learn Chinese from professional tutors 1-on-1. Learn Chinese any time, from anywhere. Understand the real Chinese language and culture.

1. Chinese for Beginners: Mastering Mandarin Basics in 4 hours

Learn to communicate in Chinese from scratch; make your life in China easier; learn about Chinese language and culture.

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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)[/caption] 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. […]
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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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Flying experience in My US Travel

My Flight to LA was Cancelled

On my flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles

Qunar

I booked my flight from PVG to LAX on Qunar and it was scheduled to departure in the evening on Oct. 17. 2016.

The airline is United Airlines. I went to their official website and booked the seats. Everything was perfect.

In the morning of Oct. 17, about 9 oclock in the morning, I got a call from a Qunar customer service representative, telling me my flight UA199 was cancelled, without knowing the reason as he claimed.

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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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