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Behind Alitrip’s Global Ambitions, A New Generation of Chinese Travelers

January 19, 2016/0/0/

Last week, the Alibaba-owned Chinese online travel platform Alitrip held its first promotional event in the US in Los Angeles. The event, “Attracting China’s 1.3 Billion Travelers,” was launched to promote Alitrip as the go-to partner for US travel agencies and suppliers interested in the fast-growing Chinese outbound tourism market. The event featured keynote speakers […]

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What Brands Should Know as WeChat Goes Global

December 7, 2015/0/0/

If you do any business with China these days, you are most likely familiar with WeChat. Often dubbed China’s “life operating platform,” WeChat – an amalgamation of social media, instant messaging, e-commerce and more – has 650 million monthly active users worldwide. In mid-November, Tencent, the parent company of WeChat, announced that it had made its popular […]

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What Slowdown? Why Chinese Outbound Tourism Will Continue to Grow

November 16, 2015/1/0/

Following this summer’s stock market drama and currency devaluation in China, some tourism industry analysts and observers suggested that outbound travel from China could also suffer, impacting everyone from luxury brands in Europe to duty-free stores in South Korea. But reality seems to paint a different picture. Last month, China Daily reported that Chinese outbound tourism […]

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From Confucius to California: Chinese Explore New Family Planning Options

August 10, 2015/0/0/

In China, traditional family values center on continuation of the family bloodline. According to Confucian philosophy, the worst form of unfilial conduct is a failure to leave behind descendants. During China’s feudal era, a woman’s virtue was often judged solely upon her ability to conceive and give birth. This has changed dramatically over the past […]

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Marriage Equality Ruling Set to Boost Chinese Tourism in US

July 6, 2015/0/0/

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a historic decision that the United States Constitution grants same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry, making same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation. Widely celebrated by the LGBT community and allies across the nation, the decision also sent a ripple effect around the world. In China, […]

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