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Magic New Retail in China, Go to Market or Hell? read more
Mar-22nd-2017 | Post by expatree

One stone can make waves. Recently one explosive news were headlined by different Chinese Medias and the news spread out rapidly amongst the Chinese people. It’s officially announced that Alibaba group hands with Bailian retail group to consolidate data integration from online to offline, in means that the first step is to penetrate Chinese physical retail industry with a perspective ambition.
 
Influenced by “Amazon Go” self-service supermarket rising up, Chinese physical retail is exploring a road of innovation, meanwhile trying to get rid of a negative effect of e-commerce flourish. Coincidentally Chinese government shows a strong signal, the State Counsel has issued a bulletin in November 2016 aimed at fostering the New Retail in China, with the emphasis of customer experience innovations and integrated on-line and off-line services.
 
However all of us has to face a big question of how it should look like in “New Retail”? With no doubt this
New Update: 4 Types of Visa for Internship in China read more
Mar-10th-2017 | Post by Setinchina

If you are considering an internship in China, you will need to think what kind of visa you need to have for the internship. Here I listed 4 types of visas for undergraduates and graduates from local Chinese university or abroad universities and for a Special group of students “ French” to do internship in China.

TYPE 1 - For Fresh graduates from local university(Shanghai).

On 17th July 2016, According to the new policy from Shanghai Labor Bureau, for the new working visa application, the students are request to provide original 2+ years working reference letter instead of the copy. On 1st May 2016, to attract more foreign talents to work in Shanghai, Shanghai  Labor Bureau provides a preferential policy for fresh graduated foreign student, even he/she didn't have 2 years working experience (the minimum requirement for China working visa before), if they reach following conditions, they can still apply for the working permit and visa here in shanghai directly .

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About a Japanese questionnaire… read more
Feb-10th-2017 | Post by expatree

One Japanese airline company ever did a simple questionnaire collection.

They firstly asked kids to write down a favorite travelling place and they got the answers such as Okinawa, Mount Fuji, Hokkaido, Hot Spring and so on. Then they placed a secret gift on the table, a “Magic Ticket”, flying to anywhere in the world by simply writing down name in the ticket. Unfortunately there are only two tickets available, it’s restricted to “One ticket per person” policy means it always lacks of one ticket in order to cover all family members.

It’s very interesting to observe kids’ reaction, those parents who stay in a hidden room with a big question of “If kids will ask me to stay here, not going?” 



Actually the result is a bit surprised to everyone. One boy began rubbing out the name and said “Next time I will use my pocket money to buy another ticket then going with parents.” Another girls finally gave up by saying
“Wanghong”, Everyone could be in China?! read more
Sep-14th-2016 | Post by expatree

It’s reported that the overall size of the Wanghong economy is growing as cyber stars are going beyond the fashion industry and into online gaming, travel and baby products since 2015. “Wanghong(网红)”, another named “Internet celebrity”, or “blue-eyed boy on the internet”, different from stars and celebrities, this group is touchable through a variety of video live shows on the internet, to meet the tastes of younger netizens. To our interest, “Wanghong” is not far away from expat residents in China, because some expats have been a member of this list.

“阿福Thomas”a German chap married with a Shanghaiese girl, his selfie cosplay video about wife’s family was surprisingly favored by many local Chinese, receiving strong attention from various media and achieving invitation with many television programs. This big incentive encourages Thomas going on the track of professional “Wanghong” then.
 
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Finally, Uber China has to be compromised with capital game read more
Aug-5th-2016 | Post by expatree
 
The big news that Uber China eventually agrees to accept a buyout proposal by Didi (滴滴), a local taxi calling application. Before Didi has absorbed another local competitor, Kuaidi (快滴), now it turns to be in charge of all Uber business service in China. This story becomes true even if two companies always denied this kind of rumor several months ago. To our opinion this is a vivid lesson telling an embarrassed picture of problems foreign innovative companies now face in China. Of course, this results in a diversity of mixed public opinion.
 

Obviously a few Uber staffs are not excited with this merger anymore, quoted from some staffs saying, We are young and we eager to win this battle. But sadly they have not tried all efforts by chance suddenly have to accept a final result. In most public mindset, Uber always gives “out of box” surprise rather than other competitors, no matter in marketing promotion, or in user experience of product aspects. E
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