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Join us to keep up on the trends affecting marketing in China! We cover new features in WeChat, Douyin, Baidu, Weibo, Bilbilili and other Chinese platforms. Plus, we'll give a brief overview of the news in Chinese culture, politics and economics, while pointing out the takeaways for marketing teams. Just 35 minutes per week, and you'll be up-to-date! The podcast is new, but we've been blogging on this topic since all the way back in 2008 - before most of the Chinese digital platforms even ex ...
 
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China has always had a piracy problem. However in the early 18th century, Piracy quickly morphed from scattered opportunists, into a massive state-like operation. With hundreds of ships and 10s of thousands of men, they quickly overwhelmed the Qing Naval forces, and were able to extract tribute from Chinese and Foreigners alike. Much of this was du…
 
Chinese novels on crime, mystery and justice have a long and separate history from crime novels in the west. Often written by retired officials, they are useful both as entertainment, and as a description of how courts, laws, and investigations happened in the Imperial Chinese Justice system. Today we talk about Judge Dee(狄仁杰), a real Tang Dynasty …
 
After the failures of the Cultural Revolution, and the advent of economic liberalization, the Communist Party needed to refocus its propaganda efforts to stay current. 1997s 'The Opium War' was the country's most expensive film to date. Made partially to commemorate the return of Hong Kong to Chinese control, it attempted to tell a version of the 1…
 
In July 1840 British forces arrived off the coast of China to begin what would become the 1st Opium War. Despite an overwhelming military superiority the commander of the British forces, Charles Elliot, seemed unable to break through Qing delaying tactics with diplomacy, and was hesitant to escalate the war by seizing (and looting!) cities and town…
 
The extract of the Opium Poppy is one of humanities oldest drugs, and has been widely used and traded for thousands of years. However when the mass production of refined Opium by the East India Company combined with a new and efficient method of smoking it, a worldwide sensation ensued. At the height of its popularity, Opium was a worldwide sensati…
 
In 1833 the East India Company would lose its monopoly on Chinese trade. This change, and the lack of an effective structure to replace it, would create a power vacuum in and around China's only western trading port (Canton). British Opium Traders took this opportunity to flood in and make fortunes, and to use those fortunes to promote a more belli…
 
The First Opium War is often seen as the beginning of China's 'Century of Shame' , a time when Foreigners ran rampant, and China lacked the ability to set its own destiny. However even without the aggression of Great Britain, China (Qing Dynasty) was undergoing a series of internal crisis, each with the potential to end the dynasty. Rebellion, Infl…
 
Its 1949 and Pandas are more popular than ever. Within Communist China, they achieve a rock star status, they appear on every product imaginable, and fuel attempts at scientific reform. Outside of China, as Pandas die in captivity one after another, they become the poster child for conservation and the highest prize imaginable for zoos to obtain. A…
 
Despite their superstar status today, Pandas have spent most of history in relative obscurity. Living in remote, bamboo covered hills, they were rarely seen, and even more rarely recorded. However with the explosion of westerners entering the country in the late Qing dynasty, came hunters, 'zoologists' and others interested in killing or capturing …
 
By the late 1700s, the United Kingdom was by far China's largest European trade partner. Millions of tons of Tea, Porcelain, silks, and other goods came from China every year on British ships, creating vast wealth both in trade, and in taxes, for the Crown. Despite this, relations with the Qing court remained, as ever, frosty. To remedy this a gran…
 
From Ming Empire remnants, to anti-Japanese rebels, the Island of Taiwan has a long history of self determination. When the remnants of the Republic of China fled the mainland to Taiwan in 1949, it was a republic in little but name. With corrupt elections, single party politics, and a byzantine electoral process, the average citizen had little chan…
 
After Mao's death and the end of the cultural revolution, the Communist party engaged in the policy of 拨乱反正 (eliminating chaos and returning to normal). A feature of this time period, was a relative lack of censorship, and an acceptance of self reflection. One form of new literature that emerged was 伤痕文学 (scar literature / literature of the wounded…
 
The character of Fu Manchu isn't just an insensitive stereotype, or a villain that happens to be asian. It was the direct result of a failed author knowingly and purposefully cashing on on racist fears and tensions he sensed around his home city of 1910s London. Poorly written, and with essentially no factual information, its more racist propaganda…
 
While there are many delicate issues that can affect foreign businesses in China, one of increasing scope and frequency are public boycotts. Often coming quickly and without warning, a company can go from beloved to hated almost overnight, for something as simple as the wrong label on a website menu, or a statement concerning the ethical sourcing o…
 
Hello! This week Tait and Lawrence talk about auto trends - new energy vehicles, smart vehicles, delivery drones and more. Plus, we chat a bit about China's economy, aging population and crypto asset predictions. ------ Topics and sources: Alibaba fined 2.8 Billion USD, vows to end forced exclusivity. Source (English): https://technode.com/2021/04/…
 
In 1912, Yuan Shikai would become the interim President of the new Republic of China. However, despite the hope heaped on him, his 3 year term would be marked by assassination, authoritarian power consolidation, and his founding of a new imperial dynasty. Despite some accomplishments, this disastrous term would poison the well of Chinese representa…
 
Hello! This week we’re looking into Chinese travel trends. We hope to help you understand what’s going on with Chinese tourism, both inside China and in/out of China. In short, domestic travel in China is back to normal, with strong travel over Qingming Festival. Many Chinese citizens feel safe from COVID and they’ve become even more comfortable wi…
 
In 1912, Yuan Shikai seemed sure to go down in history as China's beloved George Washington. Beloved and respected by both reformers and conservatives, he owed his position as China's first true president by both unanimous election, and Imperial decree. Within a few short years though, he would become China's greatest villain. Join us for a two par…
 
Hello! This week we chatted about trends in environmental protection in China. It's a big opportunity for businesses from around the world. Plus, Baidu is rolling out a new landing page tool that will be required for many advertisers - marketers will want to learn about this. Dig in! Topics and sources: Is after school tutoring banned? Source (Engl…
 
Hello! Here’s our new pitch to newcomers: If you want to make money in China, you'll need to understand the trends in Chinese culture, technology and business. I've spent a quarter of my life in China, and I've been doing business there since 2003. In this podcast, I chat with my friends about the newest developments from China that I think will af…
 
Sun Yat-Sen is regarded today by both the PRC (People's Republic of China) and the ROC (Republic of China) as the founder of the modern nation. He was the first to break the imperial system, and set a path for something new and revolutionary. However, before he was the founder of the nation, he was simply a failed revolutionary, with a head full of…
 
Join Tait and Lawrence to hear about Chinese cultural, tech and marketing trends. This week's topics: Chinese apps to collect less personal data. Source (English): https://pandaily.com/chinese-regulators-clamp-down-on-apps-collecting-excessive-personal-data/ China’s largest automaker teams up with US lidar producer. Source: https://pandaily.com/chi…
 
Join Tait and Wiki to hear about Chinese cultural, tech and marketing trends. This week's topics: Cangzhou grants Baidu first robotaxi permit. Source (English): https://technode.com/2021/03/17/china-grants-baidu-first-robotaxi-permit-for-paying-riders/ Savvy Chinese consumers complain online, mostly on Weibo. Source (Chinese): https://www.huxiu.com…
 
From the very beginning, the Chinese Communist party took entertainment seriously. By drawing crowds to see plays, dances, songs, and other shows, they were able to spread their political messages and create new followers to the cause. Perhaps the culmination of this, Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy (智取威虎山) was one of the 8 Model Plays promoted b…
 
Join Tait and Lawrence to hear about Chinese cultural, tech and marketing trends. This week's topics: China’s dating apps let users filter out partners from inferior colleges. Link: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1006892/China%E2%80%99s%20Dating%20Apps%20Are%20Swiping%20Right%20on%20Snobbery/ American opinions of China at a low. Link: https://www.p…
 
1870s Los Angeles was a lawless town where violence ruled and life was cheap. Gunfights were an almost daily occurrence, and rival gangs dueled in the street. Despite that, the country was still shocked by the dramatic mass lynching of Chinese immigrants which occurred there in 1871. Often described as the largest mass lynching in the US, it has in…
 
Join Tait and Lawrence to hear about Chinese cultural, tech and marketing trends. WeChat emojis have stopped smoking. Source (Chinese): https://new.qq.com/omn/20210301/20210301A0E2KN00.html We published “11 Ways to Use WeChat for Student Recruitment in China”. Source (English): https://www.nanjingmarketinggroup.com/blog/wechat-student-recruitment C…
 
Join Tait and Lawrence to hear about this week's Chinese marketing trends. Chrome now offers QR codes for every page. Source (English): https://chromeunboxed.com/chrome-88-dino-codes-full-roll-out China’s trade with Canada up 8%. If Canada can do it, anybody can. Source (English): https://www.ualberta.ca/china-institute/research/analysis-briefs/202…
 
In what is likely to be their most controversial episode, Natalie and Cherrie discuss how the terms Facist, and 'Chinazi' have become particularly common in heated online arguments about China. However, despite the flaws of the Chinese government, is it really correct to call it Fascist? What exactly is Fascism, and how has it been defined over the…
 
Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐! Join Tait and Wiki to hear about this week's Chinese marketing trends. Clubhouse has been blocked Source (English): https://pandaily.com/clubhouse-banned-in-mainland-china/ Source 2 (English): https://www.whatsonweibo.com/a-breath-of-fresh-air-clubhouse-app-discussed-by-chinese-social-media-users/ Douyin users surprise…
 
Ever since the introduction of 'Western' medicine to China in the late Imperial period, the role of Doctor in China has been a perilous one. Often blamed for circumstances outside their control, and viewed as agents of corruption, greed, and incompetence, they are an easy target for anger, violence, and murder. While it is somewhat a world-wide pro…
 
Join Tait & Lawrence to hear about the trends affecting marketers in China. This week's topics: 1) Follow these new WeChat policies or get banned. Source: (Chinese) 2) For Gen Z, more Chinese men (than women) are willing to be full-time parents. Source: (English) 3) Alipay launches the “Five Fortune” event. Source: (Chinese) 4) Douyin sues Tencent …
 
Join Tait & Lawrence to hear about the trends affecting marketers in China. Topics: 1) Bilibili red envelope bullet comments are coming. Source: (Chinese) 2) Chinese cities offer subsidies to keep citizens home. Source: (Chinese) 3) China using anal swabs to test for COVID. Source: (English) 4) Ant Group back on track for IPO. Source: (English) 5) …
 
This week, we've brought you 4 more famous rebellions. 3 of which are from more distant memories: Daizexiang Rebellion, White Lotus Rebellion and Yellow Turban Rebellion. And 1 from modern Chinese history - Mao's grass-roots, mass-mobilizing revolution. Join us to discover how the self-fulling prophecy of the mandate of the heaven plays a part in t…
 
This week, we see the changing of political guard in the US but renewed American concerns about who has access to your WeChat data. Baidu and Geely join powers to take on Tesla in the electric vehicle (EV) arena, and there's ANOTHER digital payment option to make our lives even easier...right? Topics: Douyin launches payment solution. Source (Chine…
 
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