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5 major trends in Australian exports to China

China is Australia’s biggest trading partner, representing 28% of Australia’s export market. While trade and investment relationships have been strong for many years, the enactment of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement in 2015 has boosted trade relations even further.

The Chinese market remains, therefore, a huge opportunity for Australian business..

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What marketers should know about the Chinese education system

Australia is one of the most coveted destinations for Chinese international students. In 2017, over 114,000 Chinese international students were hosted in Australia, making it the third most popular destination in the world.

Yet despite these students making up the Australian education sector’s most important demographic, relatively little is known about..

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China’s top 8 online shopping sites

Over the past decade, China’s e-commerce landscape has grown in leaps and bounds. Around 10 years ago, China accounted for less than 1% of the global e-commerce market; today, that share is a whopping 42%. China is such a huge player in e-commerce, it now handles more transactions per year than France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US combined.

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Chinese marketing: 5 creative Chinese New Year marketing ideas

 As important as Christmas is to Western consumers, the Chinese Lunar New Year is like Christmas on steroids. According to China UnionPay, last year Chinese consumers spent 926 billion yuan (around 185 billion Australian dollars) during the Lunar New Year holiday, a figure that was a year-on-year increase of 10%, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

So..

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How to use China’s fastest-growing apps for marketing

China’s home to a flourishing technology market with entrepreneurs developing hundreds of new apps every day. Recently, these apps have even been challenging China’s stable giants like Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu.

In this article, we’ll take a quick look at four of China’s fastest-growing apps, and reveal how marketers can leverage these apps to drive ..

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5 social media inspirations for Chinese New Year 2019

Social media is a particularly potent marketing weapon in China, with more than 80% of internet users accessing social networks regularly – around 60% of WeChat users access the platform more than ten times a day. But it is not just the high user engagement that makes social media such a unique opportunity for brands – it is also the unfettered..

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How to use Chinese New Year symbols in Marketing

Chinese New Year is a highly lucrative time for brands targeting the Chinese market. It is a time of unrivalled spending, as consumers dine out, put on lavish banquets, purchase new clothes, invest in new furnishings and give each other valuable gifts and hongbao (red packets). In 2018, Chinese consumers spent a record-breaking 926 billion yuan ($146..

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Chinese New Year 2019: 4 trends marketers should capitalise on

Chinese New Year is undoubtedly one of the most important (if not the most important) time of the year for brands and businesses targeting the Chinese market. It is a time where Chinese consumers spend big, indulging in new clothes, new appliances and furnishings for the home, gifts for and meals with friends and family, and trips to visit family in..

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4 key communication tips for Chinese student recruitment

Chinese student recruitment is far more complex than it may appear on the surface. When marketing to this demographic, there is not just the language difference to contend with, but also the deeply ingrained cultural beliefs, behaviours and modes of communication.

Yet few education marketers understand these many nuances, and this can lead to a..

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7 tips to increase Chinese website traffic

Creating a Chinese website that is localised for the target market is a fantastic start to set your business up for success in China.

The trouble is that many businesses have adopted a set and forget mentality when it comes to their website instead of constantly working to improve the site and increase the overall volume and quality of the website..

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