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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
- No Drumsticks
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?
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!