Tag: China

WeChat or Weibo?

It seems to have been a long standing trend that when travelers from China travel abroad, they often aim for destinations that are friendly to their WeChat app so that they might have the opportunity to impress their friends. However, reports are now showing that this trend looks to be changing according to the key opinion leader agency, also known as the KOL. The marketing report put out that shows the distribution of the content of social media for about thirty thousand influencers earlier this year, said that Weibo appears to now be the favored method of instant messaging and ... Read more

US and China Attempt To Save ZTE

There is currently a supposed deal between China and the US that could keep ZTE in business. These two countries seem to have reached an agreement to outline a deal, which settles trade disputes from when America was banned from selling ZTE’s due to violated sanctions involving both North Korea and Iran. If this deal comes to fruition, the ban would be lifted by the United States. ZTE then would need to make leadership changes in several areas as well as facing possible fines, some of them very heavy. However, the survival of the business, which would be assured by ... Read more

Reasons to Buy the Nokia 5 Smartphone

Nokia 5 was a global launch and not just for China like the last time they did with the Nokia six. So today I would be telling you guys seven reasons why you should definitely consider giving this phone a short. So, let’s get started with the course of time and passage of yours. We have been seeing the increment in the size of phones, earlier 5.3-inch devices are known as Tablets and now 5.5-inch devices are the average size of a phone. But still there is a majority of the audience who still prefers using a compact phone and ... Read more

Snow’s Raging Popularity Might Outdo Snapchat In Global Competition

The Korean messaging app Snow is raging in popularity in the Asian countries. It is more popular than Snapchat in Japan, China and Korea. Now, Snow has bigger plans and it hopes to gain popularity in the West too. So, what’s the reason behind Snow getting more audience globally? Let’s find out! There are some features that exist both in Snow and Snapchat. For example, if you want to transform a selfie into a cartoon character or send self-destructive video messages to your friends, you may use either Snow or Snapchat for it. However, if you wish to improve a ... Read more

WeChat Horrible translation causes a crisis

Anne James, an African American theater actor and director who lives in Shanghai and uses the popular Chinese messaging app “WeChat”, was the one to notice the racial translation made by the app when she was running late for a meeting and texted her Chinese colleagues in their messaging group on WeChat to inform them, the translation from Chinese to English read: “the [N] is late”!! Ms. James, who has been living in China for the last five years of her life and career, was horrified to find out about this when she read the awful racial slur. Although a ... Read more

Why is China Investing So Much in Africa?

The African continent is on the brink is a very great thing. For over the past one year, the continent has received so many agreements on tech startup hubs all over from Agadir to Kigali to Lagos. The American tech entrepreneurship model is sparkling revival in the continent. Many American VCs are beginning to settle in Africa, although despite all this, many questions are still going unanswered. Such questions include whether the African market will maintain its stability well enough to harbor the next billion-dollar tech companies. Although to understand the African continent that is rising, you should consider understanding ... Read more

China Puts a Stop to WhatsApp

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app that is owned and ran by Facebook, has been shut down in China as part of a government censorship of the internet. Chinese WhatsApp users noticed a partial block in the apps services. Most users were unable to send photos and videos, and others were even unable to send basic text messages using the app. The blocking of WhatsApp marks the latest incident of Facebook’s products being blocked in China by the government’s “Great Fire Wall” (the government’s control over the internet). WhatsApp, according to its creators, was caught in the crossfire of China’s tightening ... Read more

Pinterest blocked in China which is another hit to Social Media by China

Pinterest was freely accessible in China for many years. But Now the Government of china blocked Pinterest due to some offensive contents which cross the boundaries of Chinese Censors. Pinterest is mostly used by ladies to pin images related to home decor, fashion, hair style, etc. According to the Greatfire.org which is responsible for censorships and accessibility of websites whether to use or not, “This block was allowed earlier on March 2017.” It may or may not a coincidence that this block allowed When the meeting of China’s National Congress occurs. It is a sensitive time for China when some important decision took place and political ... Read more

4 Things Brands must know about WeChat Marketing

While Snapchat, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook platforms are the platforms that get a good number of marketers’ attention and love in the United States, the WeChat is the mobile giant of the Chinese that digital practitioners could learn one thing or two from. Discussed below are 4 top things that brands ought to know about WeChat. 1- WeChat is the Facebook of China WeChat is the all-in-one platform in China that users use to perform many operations. 2- Joining the Platform needs some Expertise Service Account – Restricts the number of brand messages to one in a week and gets to quite a ... Read more