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Crackdowns in livestreaming in China: how brands should approach it


2021 was the year of crackdowns in China as the government pushed for the ‘Common Prosperity’ initiative. The government has been tightening regulations to balance wealth and establish a more sustainable economic model. Among the several industries affected, the e-commerce industry – specifically the livestreaming market – has emphasized the importance of abiding by the […]

The short video market in China: Embodying the fast pace of modern lifestyle

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The little puppy held by your favorite actor on your screen has already provided you a burst of happiness. Conveniently, videos automatically slide endlessly one after the other, displaying content chosen specifically for you by an algorithm. It’s so addictive that you suddenly realize an hour has already passed. The short video market in China […]

Podcast transcript #24: Confessions of a foreign KOL in China

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Find here the China paradigm episode 24. Learn more about Lauren Hallanan’s story in China and find all the details and additional links below. Full transcript below: Matthieu David: Hello, everyone. This is Matthieu David, the founder of Daxue Consulting, and this China business podcast, China Paradigm. Today, I am with Lauren Hallanan, VP of […]

How can international brands successfully use Live-Stream Shopping to advertise in China?

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Live-stream shopping is currently the biggest craze in China’s e-commerce industry, but what is it? Live-stream shopping has been compared to TV shopping on American QVC channels, but it is live, spontaneous, interactive, and sometimes gamified. Hosts broadcast in real time, videoing themselves modeling clothes or other goods, and viewers can then immediately purchase that […]