Cash is no longer used in most metropolitan areas in China. Long live Alipay and WeChat Pay.
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A mobile game about a traveling frog is a huge hit in China, despite being available in Japanese.
Disney has chosen Liu YiFei, who also goes by Crystal Liu, to play Hua Mulan. Apparently the search was intensive, as THR reports that casting directors visited five continents and saw over 1,000 candidates to find the perfect actress. Not only did the role require English and Mandarin speaking skills, but also called for “credible martial arts skills” and “star quality.”
The annual, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, famously dubbed “The Sexiest Night On Television,” aired on CBS last night. This year, Victoria’s Secret made a decision to appeal to the Chinese market. And it wasn’t exactly subtle.
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Pokémon Go is a worldwide phenomenon. The game successfully merges augmented reality, fitness, and nostalgia factors to reach a wide range of audiences. Within 5 hours of being launched, Pokémon Go soared to the #1 spot in the iOS App Store.
In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg stunned the world by holding a Q&A at Tsinghua University almost entirely in Mandarin Chinese. Well, John Cena has also stepped up to the challenge – by holding a press conference entirely in Mandarin Chinese.
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Chris Barrett and Joseph Krassenstein, two former USC Trojans football players, are piloting a summer football camp for youths in China. The camp will focus on on-field football training and lessons in English.
In the Chinese corporate world, there is a large focus on business etiquette. The intricacies of business etiquette involve handing over (and receiving) a business card with two hands, lowering a wine glass when you toast a superior, among others.If you aren’t fluent in Chinese, the language barrier may affect your communication. Messages may get misinterpreted, and end up widening the cultural gap between you and your colleagues. To avoid this, we’ve compiled a list of short phrases to guarantee your success in making a good impression!
What is the next big thing? For a while, it was conducting business online. In the last few years, wearable tech has become more commonplace. Our CEO recently said that the “Internet’s destiny is education,” foreseeing a push for more e-learning. So now, we bring you the next big thing: Learning Chinese.