Culture

China is going cashless, no doubt. Chinese consumers spent a total of US$5.5 trillion via mobile payment platforms last year, or simply put, it was about 50 times more than their American counterparts (around US$112 billion).Read More
Brands and retailers wishing to connect with China’s young consumers must recognise that they belong to a highly tech-savvy generation that, more than older age groups, use social media as a gateway for shopping.Read More
Fast sales and a better leverage of social media could be the winning formula for retailers to catch China’s younger generation of consumers, the buying powerhouse of tomorrow.Read More
Alone on Chinese Valentine's Day? Gift yourself a dried flower. Or better yet, indulge in a cake shaped like a "single dog". Eating by yourself? A restaurant will sit a teddy bear across from you.Read More
They're still coming in droves - but no longer buying in spades. After propping up sales for overseas retailers over the past decade with a shopping-driven tourism agenda, Chinese visitors are no longer returning home with suitcases bulging like before.Read More
Little Snow was pregnant at the time and after watching the show, decided to travel to the United States to have her baby. The number of such traveling moms-to-be has risen sharply from merely 600 in 2007 to more than 80,000 in 2016. Read More
Chinese mainland travelers are a major driving force for global tourism, according to a report released by China's leading online travel agency Ctrip and a Chinese think tank, the Center for China and Globalization.Read More
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday that holders of China-based UnionPay credit cards will be allowed to file for valued-added tax refunds in select department stores in Taipei and Kaohsiung, starting from July.Read More
In an effort to further spur retail spending by Chinese visitors, five Thai retail operators have finalized an agreement with the travel review site, TripAdvisor, to promote sales directly to consumers. Read More
From ride-hailing to luxury brands, hotels and restaurants, Alipay is working to cover every aspect of Chinese tourists' travel in the US.Read More