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Stefan

Stefan (from Austria, Europe) has been living, studying and working in China since 2010. Stefan has worked on several research, publication and consulting projects focusing on the China Travel Market. He holds three Masters degrees and is an expert on China Outbound Tourism, Marketing and Social Media in China. Stefan works with BMG on the Global Ready China Seminars as well as the Global Ready China News and related projects. He also has teaching engagements in the areas of eMarketing and Tourism Strategy.

China is still the country with the world’s largest number of Internet users - by a long shot, too - but the days of super-charged online growth look to be over. Read More
Fake social media accounts are spreading pro-Chinese propaganda on Twitter, disseminating upbeat news stories about the troubled regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.Read More
Rights activists are concerned over phone apps being the next government targets, yet some experts say they're already monitored and blocked.Read More
China is now home to 632 million Internet users, a government agency said Monday, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.Read More
For the first time, more than half of the Chinese travelers surveyed say they now book their hotel accommodation either via the web or mobile apps, up from 45 percent in 2013. Read More
China’s Baidu is stepping into another major market with a search engine geared for Brazil, and is preparing to set up a research and development center in the country.Read More
Chinese are the biggest spenders abroad, dropping an average of over $1,000 a day. Luxury goods are about 40 percent cheaper outside China.Read More
With more than 70 million LGBT people in China (equivalent to the UK's population) China's "pink market" value is estimated to be around US$470 billion per year.Read More
A growing number of Chinese tourists express a preference for traveling solo, with friends or as a family rather than with an organized tour group.Read More
Chinese tourists were asked to name the country showing the most hospitality to travelers: Australia topped the list, followed by Singapore, with France and New Zealand equal third.Read More