What is this “520 day” that so many Chinese are crazy about? 520 is a short form of the day of May 20; and, this date is another Valentine’s Day in China. But why is this date Valentine’s Day? It may sound funny but “520” sounds phonetically very close to “I Love You”, or “Wo […]
Vlog has become the new theme of user growth competition on several video platforms in China. One of the new players who recently joined the arena is iQiyi. iQiyi, whose main content is professional copyright videos such as movies, TV dramas and variety shows, has recently launched a Vlog application called “iQiyi Suike”, which is […]
Live video broadcasting has proven to be a fun, engaging way to connect with followers and grow the audience. 78% of online viewers are watching video on Facebook Live as of 2018. In China, live streaming has stepped up the game and become a useful tool to drive e-commerce traffic and sales.
The number of China internet users exceeded 801 million with a penetration rate of 57.7% according to the latest data from CNNIC. Live broadcasting, short videos, and personalized content will continue to be essential parts of digital marketing strategies in 2019.
WeChat is testing a new feature allowing users to find nearby restaurants according to Yiou News. This feature locates on the top level menu, in parallel with WeChat Moments, People Nearby, Mini-Programs, etc.
Double 11, or Singles’ Day, is the largest online shopping festival in China. In addition to Double 11, another mid-year campaign 618 around 18 June is also very important to retailers.
WeChat launched Search and Top Stories sections in the updated WeChat iOS 6.5.8. These two sections are not yet available for Android smartphone users.
Launched in January 2017, WeChat Mini-Program (WMP) has definitely attracted a lot of attentions. The highest penetrations come from mobile payment and online video categories.
WeChat has included external sources in in-app search results pages (SERP) while it previously only searches chats, WeChat Moments, and Official Accounts. Some users start to see a “news” section in the WeChat SERP which includes external news sources.
Baidu announced the drop of its separate news source database due to “technology upgrade on timeliness content identification”.
Tencent has recently confirmed the ongoing testing of a paid subscription platform for WeChat Official Accounts, which will soon be launched.
Mobile users are sometimes forced to initiate or download an app to continue viewing further content while visiting a web page via search engine, which can be quite annoying to users. Take one of the popular audio sharing platform Ximalaya as an example: When a user enters the website via mobile search, it interrupts the […]
WeChat’s been testing WeChat Mini Program (mini apps) for a while, a new ecosystem for creating light apps on top of WeChat; it’s expected to launch on 9 January 2017.
Hongbao is an attractive tactic and often effective one for China internet companies to grow user base and engagement. And, it is one must-have activity among China internet users during Chinese New Year festival. Facing the coming Chinese New Year, Alipay is launching a special Hongbao campaign utilizing Augmented Reality to make it more interesting […]
Stephen Hawking published his first post on his verified Weibo account on the morning of 12 April 2016 recalling his deep friendship with China and hoping to share more about his life and work.