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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.

Eager not to rely too heavily on tourists from across the Yalu, Pyongyang has been looking for ways to promote tourism from countries other than the PRC.Read More
China's wealthy aren't looking to travel to exotic locations on Earth these days, but seem to be thinking outside the box and looking to space travel as a viable vacation option.Read More
In China, over 800,000 reviews were posted online in 2013, compared to 415,000 in 2012. Almost four in five Chinese travelers read traveler-submitted reviews while they plan at least half of their trips.Read More
Popular photo-sharing app Instagram has 100,000 weekly downloads in China. Worldwide downloads are at roughly one per second. Partnership with Sina Weibo further boosts Instagram in China.Read More
The (Social) Web is booming in China. As the government attempts to keep up, China’s extraordinary rise in digital social and business innovation is racing ahead at unseen speed.Read More
Authorities in Beijing arrested a 22-year-old surnamed Zhao for using Twitter to "spread news of law-breaking methods", the China News Service said on Monday.Read More

Posted On June 11, 2014By StefanIn News, Government, Social Media

How China controls the Internet

The Internet has become the “main battlefield of ideology” in China and China’s ruling party is taking systematic measures to control information flows and public opinion on the Internet.Read More
The Chinese government encourages Internet use for education and business but operates an extensive monitoring system: Operators of social media are required to enforce censorship rules against material deemed subversive or obscene.Read More

Posted On June 11, 2014By StefanIn Media, Social Media, Networking

Chinese Social Media Overview

In a country of 1.4 billion people, you’d think social media is big in China. And it is, but it is not just social media like elsewhere in the world, it's social media 'with Chinese characteristics'. Read More
The number of Chinese luxury travelers has grown to record heights: Today there are 2.9 million dollar millionaires in China, a year on year increase of 3.6%, and travel is still their top leisure pursuit.Read More