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  • China Trends: E-Commerce in the Middle Kingdom

      When this blogger moved to China way back in 2008, online shopping was not only in its infancy, but it didn’t seem to be something that would catch on anytime soon. In a country where relationships are everything, buying things from strangers behind an electronic screen sounded like something that would be incompatible with the culture and that e-commerce would not be as fully embraced as it had been in the West. What’s more, the Chinese tend to prefer cash transactions over credit or debit cards, so the odds…

    China Comprehensive June 4, 2013
  • China Trends: Trending Towards the Chinese Consumer

      China may not be projected to be the world’s number 1 economy for another 15-20 years, but this month, as Flurry points out, China has officially surpassed the US as the world’s biggest tablet and smartphone market: Just days into the Chinese New Year (Year of the “Snake” for anyone keeping track), China has passed the U.S. to become the world’s top country for active Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. This historic milestone takes place a year after Flurry first reported that China had become the world’s fastest…

    China Comprehensive February 28, 2013