The Chinese consumers 30 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.

What beauty brands need to know about animal testing in China

China is the world’s second-largest beauty market after the United States. According to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council of China, the Chinese beauty market was worth US$39 billion last year. But many international brands have had to give up on entering China due to its policy of carrying out mandatory animal testing on all imported cosmetics,..

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What the new UK post-study work visas mean for Chinese international students

Last week, the UK government announced plans to offer extended post-study work visas for international graduates. This news has had UK universities, who have long been campaigning for visa rules to be relaxed, cheering.

“This is terrific news,” said Sarah Main, executive director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. “Having had a meagre offer..

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How Chinese international students prepare for studying overseas

Moving abroad to study is a huge and costly undertaking. As such, it requires a great deal of careful research beforehand. For marketers, understanding when and how Chinese students and their families prepare for this significant change is crucial in helping to develop highly impact campaigns.

Popular topics during the preparation process

When students..

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How Chinese international students select their degree

When targeting Chinese international students, it’s of course vital to know what programs are of most interest to them. While some findings – like the popularity of Business degrees – are perhaps not so surprising, others – like the surging popularity of Liberal Arts programs, or the low level of influence peers have over students’ decisions – may defy..

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Why young Chinese study overseas

While some might think parental pressures play a large part in Chinese students’ decision to study overseas, it is indeed one of the least determining factors. In fact, students’ biggest drivers are internal ones ­­– expanding their international knowledge and having an enriched experience were the top reasons (64%) for studying abroad, followed by..

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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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