How to set up a Taobao shop to enter the Chinese market

setting up a Taobao shop

Taobao is Asia’s largest network retail business, founded by Alibaba group in 2003. As the largest online shopping platform, current business includes both C2C and B2C transactions. Today, Taobao has also become the most used online entrepreneurship platform. How can foreign businesses set up a Taobao shop and enter the Chinese market? Why it can be […]

The electric vehicle market in China, a rising global leader in EV technology

electric vehicle market in China

With government support and new sustainable initiatives such as the 2060 carbon neutrality plan, the Electric vehicle market in China is an emerging and promising market. The Chinese EV market was growing by leaps from 2015 to 2018. However, it is facing the deceleration of growth from 2019, which was the first year that the […]

Double 12 2020: Winners and a dying trend?

Double 12 2020

Behind Double 11 and 618, Double 12 is the third largest shopping festival in China. Taobao started the first Double 12 on December 12, 2012, with the purpose to promote small and medium C2C and O2O Taobao sellers. Like all of China’s online promotion festivals, Double 12 now includes most Chinese e-commerce platforms, such as […]

Music streaming platforms in China: profiting with minuscule subscription fees

music streaming platforms in China

According to the Global Music Industry Report 2019 China entered the world’s top ten music markets for the first time in 2017. It climbed to seventh place in 2018, achieving rapid growth in the short term. The report also shows that in the global music industry revenue, digital music revenue accounted for 58.9%. In 2019, […]

The craze for e-commerce gamification in China, from charity to double 11

e-commerce gamification in China

E-commerce gamification in China was one of the top marketing strategies during Double 11 2020. Consumers are exposed to more stimulation than ever before. Thus, the traditional marketing tools like TV commercials don’t work like they used to. Companies have found more creative and engaging ways to capture consumers’ attention, which lead to the rise […]

6G in China is at the initial stage of development, here is what you should know

6G in China

As early as 2018, The 5G Technology Working Group at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology started research into 6G in China. This makes China one of the first countries to explore 6G technology. In November 2019, the Ministry of Science and Technology, together with other key ministries and research institutions organized a 6G […]

Lesser known ride hailing platforms in the ride hailing market in China cause tight competition

lesser known ride hailing platforms China market

The ride hailing market in China is increasingly competitive and price-driven. Although DiDi has long held the largest share, lesser known ride hailing platforms in China are emerging to challenge the company’s dominance. With Geely’s Caocao Chuxing (曹操出行), Tencent and Alibaba-backed T3 Chuxing (T3出行), JD.com-backed Dida Chuxing(嘀嗒出行)entering the local ride hailing market with lower prices, […]

What Chinese netizens say about the US 2020 election

What Chinese netizens say about the US 2020 election

On Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, the 2020 US Presidential Election drew attention from all around the world, including China. Considering the tense relationship between the two countries, it is not surprising. This year’s election was the hottest foreign-political topic on Chinese social media, even more heated than the 2016 election. Through social media listening, we can […]