Category: China

Dystopian Shanghai

China’s Digital Talent Deficit

Why are there no brands from China that leverage digital channels to the fullest and do so globally? Moreso than the Internet in China being insular (e.g., Weibo…

Working on Weibo Agent

I’m in Dalian, China until August 29th (and coming back later) working on Weibo Agent, a lead generation SaaS tool for Chinese social media, that got funding from…

English-language Chinese tech & marketing blogs to follow

Stay up to date on tech and marketing in China straight from the boots on the ground.

Sina Weibo doesn’t use OAuth to access your Gmail contacts

I got the following alert when I signed into my Gmail account after allowing Sina Weibo to access my address book:

China Daily USA Advertisements on Facebook and Twitter

I noticed China Daily advertising on both Facebook and Twitter. “The paper largely reflects the foreign policy of the Communist Party,” says Wikipedia. Following the expansion of the…

Why Tianji growth in the English-speaking market is slow

Tianji, “the LinkedIn of China”, has an English version. Here was my experience. I clicked “English” in the upper right corner and proceeded to fill in the registration…

Chinese social network profile pages in SERPs

Interestingly enough, 51.com is the best – URL has the username instead of user ID, unique title, and the meta description is what the person wrote on their…

Sequoia Invests Multi-Millions in Milanoo without SEO Due Diligence

How does a small Chinese e-tailor of wholesale apparel, often copied from designer brands, manage to outrank websites like Victoria’s Secret and the Gap, pull in $16 million…

短電影:再會上海

While embezzling $14 billion from a Chinese bank for the US government, two Western bankers grab $15 million in cash for themselves. They store it in an upright…

Video of Lee Kuan Yew on Why China Should Speak English

Notice the narrator having a Singaporean accent too. I think what Lee says about the teachers in China teaching English apply to a lot of the teachers in…