Social Media in China
The French luxury brand Hermès used WeChat to launch their first pop-up store. While Hermès are expanding their social media presence, the Cyberspace Administration are bringing in closer scrutiny to clamp down on messaging and social apps being used for criminal activities. Maybe less messaging would have saved one woman’s Maserati after she drove it into a pond while replying to a direct message.
- Hermès launch first WeChat pop-up store
- Regulation changes to clamp down on criminals using social media
- Woman crashes Maserati into lake while messaging
- Weibo raises 700m in funds
- Social media companies told to punish employees
Smartphone News and Tips in China
Technology is a bigger part of our daily lives than ever. More useful apps hit the market monthly and the Internet of Things (IoT) keeps expanding the ways we are connected. If you’re living a digital lifestyle then according to technode these are the top 15 apps for modern life. While you’re exploring new apps the Brand Relevance Index report says Alipay, WeChat and Android are the most relevant brands to us currently. Xi Jinping’s ‘New Era’ went viral on social media this week as celebrities showed their support with the #SupporttheNewEra hashtag.
- Top 15 apps for living in China
- Android, Alipay and WeChat top China’s brand relevance
- Celebrities send China’s New Era message viral
- Top 5 LGBT apps in China
- iPhone 8 prices drop as consumers wait for iPhone X
China Business and Technology
The Chinese economy’s retail growth shows no signs of slowing as the first three quarters of 2017 show year on year growth of 10.4 percent. The global success of some cryptocurrencies hasn’t gone unnoticed, and China’s central bank is now conducting research into launching a sovereign digital currency. A digital currency has the potential to reduce costs and increase the reach of financial services in China. In light of President Xi Jinping’s speech companies in the UK are gearing up to invest in China. It is hoped new measures designed to increase foreign investment will make it easier for them to expand into the region.
- China’s retail growth shows no signs of slowing
- Will China have a sovereign cryptocurrency?
- UK businesses looking to invest in China
- Nikon are closing their digital camera plant in China
- China & Lithuania international fintech forum
According to a UK tabloid a Chinese digital detox camp has been subjecting teens to cruel practices in order to cure their Internet addiction. They claim the local authority found some of the claims to be true, and are fining the school. Someone who doesn’t need a digital detox is an 89-year-old grandmother who became a local social media star after going on a road trip to explore the northwest of our country with her son. With the release of dozens of apps China’s communist Party clearly sees apps and the Internet as a crucial battlefield to reach younger members.