The Chinese consumers 25 articles

Discover what it’s really like to do business in China as we share first-hand insights, case studies, tips and general information on the Chinese business environment.

Key trends among Chinese international students in 2019

According to China’s Ministry of Education, in 2017, the number of students leaving to study abroad exceeded 600,000 for the first time, at an increase of 11.74% on the previous year.

This rise is largely due to the growth of the number of Chinese upper-middle-class (with annual disposable incomes between US$24,001 and US$46,000) and affluent (with..

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How English language course providers can maximise the opportunity in China

In 2017, there were close to 180,000 ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) students in Australia, with around 25% of these coming from China. ELICOS courses are an incredibly important to Chinese students in particular, who have to meet English proficiency standards before they can commence with their studies.

While the..

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Opportunities for the Australian education sector in China

While most tertiary education providers are aware of the importance of Chinese international students to their market, the opportunities aren’t limited to this sector. Indeed, there are many educational opportunities that Australia – and indeed other countries – can take advantage of, from K-12 all the way through to postgraduate and vocational education.

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5 top tips for cracking the Chinese education market

The Chinese market is an exciting one for education providers, but cracking this market is fraught with challenges. Strategies that work at home won’t necessarily translate, and it can be difficult to navigate the intricacies of culture, language and a highly unique marketing landscape.

In order to sort out the dos from the don’ts, we enlisted the help..

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Key factors to successfully doing business in China

If there’s someone who knows something about successfully doing business in China, it’s Alison Airey, CEO of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC). The ACBC is a membership-based, non-profit, non-government organisation which actively promotes two-way trade and investment, and economic cooperation and understanding, between the business communities..

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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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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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How to appeal to Chinese millennial consumers

China’s millennials present a new generation of consumers. As a highly influential group, they are the driving force behind the consumption growth in both local and international markets. However, they have vastly different lifestyles and aspirations when compared to previous generations of Chinese consumers. With their spending patterns and increasing..

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Education levels and fields of study sought by Chinese students

Chinese students study abroad in record numbers, but what level of education are they looking for, and what fields of study are the most popular?

The Master’s degree is by far the most common level of education being sought overseas. 54% of Chinese students choosing to study in Australia are targeting a Master’s, along with 59% (the highest) in the UK..

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Which are the top Chinese cities that search for Australian education? 

For marketers and education institutions targeting international Chinese students, it’s important to understand as much as possible about them. This includes which provinces the Chinese students are likely to come from, and what device they use when looking for international education. A deeper understanding about this information will be very useful for..

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