China bans VPNs. More regulations in place and expected to come.

China bans VPNs

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced mass Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) would be shut down in the country. The ministry mentioned that “China’s internet connection service market has signs of ­disordered development that ­require urgent regulation and governance”. This move will make it even harder for internet users to go through the Great Firewall. The new regulati…

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Host Your Website in China

host website China

Today, China has the largest digital marketplace (700+ Million online), and is expected to grow at a rate three times faster than the rest of the global retail industry. Domain .cn Having a local domain will give businesses an opportunity to communicate with their audience in the way they are used to. However, the process of getting a Chinese domain is getting more complicated as the government…

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year

  Chinese New Year: Traditions The Chinese New Year is the most celebrated holiday in China. In 2017 it will take place on January 28th, 2017. It is also known as the Spring Festival in China, and will last from January 27th to February 2nd. 2017 is the year of Rooster. Roosters are believed to be hardworking, talented and courageous. The purpose of celebrating this holiday is to celebr…

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2017 Trends in the Chinese Online Market

2017 Trends in China

  As 2017 has just started, it is a great time to talk about predictions and trends in the Chinese online market for the coming year. As a leading full service digital marketing agency, specializing in helping companies that are looking to enter China and/or those that are already operating in the Chinese market, we want to share with you some of our observations of what will be trending in…

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E-Store vs. Brick & Mortar: WPIC advises Canadian SME’s

China E-Store

This video series is developed by The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) network in China and targets the needs of Canadian small-to-medium enterprises doing business, or considering to do business, in China. The videos focus on providing SMEs with expert advice on a variety of topics ranging from setting up a business presence in China, to protecting intellectual property, to leveraging e-commerce.…

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Nielsen’s, Sina Weibo Team Up for Closer Look at Chinese Social Media

BEIJING — Companies trying to attract customers through the Chinese social media are now getting some help to reach their target audiences. The U.S.-based Nielsen rating agency has reached a partnership agreement with China's Twitter-like social media service, Sina Weibo, to gauge marketing effectiveness on the platform, which has more than 200 million users. Del Levin, vice president of Shanghai…

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Developing APPs for China’s WeChat Platform: WPIC’s Advice As Approved Developer

The importance of WeChat or WeiXin (pronounced ‘Way-sheen’ in Chinese) has grown phenomenally since its release in 2011. As of August 2015, this mobile app has over 600 million users, with 70 million outside of China. WPIC demonstrates various digital strategies within the WeChat app, as approved developer for custom apps within the app. Wechat has many functions, including voice and text messa…

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China Ecommerce – Leveraging Digital Platforms for Market Success

Ecommerce in China is growing at a phenomenal rate and has surpassed the US in total online purchases as of 2013. In conjunction with The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, WPIC's Jacob and Joseph Cooke walk the viewer through best-practice market entry strategies and go through the benefits of standalone ecommerce versus third party platforms.…

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China Web Hosting: Navigating Chinese Web Infrastructure with WPIC

One thing is clear, hosting your website in China is a must. Web Presence In China (WPIC) has been providing China web hosting for global companies for over 10 years. "Ensuring maximum nodes and speeds in China is critical", says Joseph Cooke, Director of Web Presence in China, "Moreover, CDNs do not replace hosting behind the firewall". WPIC has developed solutions to allow for global offi…

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Search and Destroy: Counterfeit and Grey Market in China

How do you find counterfeiters in China online? If there are one or two, easy. But what if there are hundreds, or even thousands? Do you even know how many are out there? Scrape the web and boost revenue fast. China’s transition from export-based to a consumer economy has happened with never before seen speed. This, combined with it’s enormous population and thousands of online selling platf…

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