Gao De is a promising prospect for destabilising Didi’s monopoly

By Mr Snell | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

A brief history of the Chinese car apps Firstly, lets consider a brief history of app based ride hailing apps in China. After Cheng Wei recognized the difficulty of catching cabs, particularly during rush hour, in 2012, he began his venture into creating Didi Dache in 2012. This received heavy financial backing from the enormous…

How honest is Alibaba’s 11/11 sales figure of 163 billion RMB?

By Mr Snell | December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

We can see from the latest statistics that on 11/11 singles day Alibaba declared 163.8 billion in transactions. This is record breaking but are the numbers too good to be true? As an avid buyer on the alibaba’s T-mall platform, I was in the market for buying some air pollution masks. Concerned about the article…

Fake products in China 2017, Should we be worried?

By Mr Snell | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

China is well known on the global stage for producing goods that copy or imitate iconic brands. Take this video for example. Here is a 2017 video taken recently inside an old factory in Dongguan, China. This factory was found to be creating, packaging and selling fake Budweiser for distribution in the mainland. Here is another…

How to legally send money home from China

By Mr Snell | May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Today I will discuss how to legally send money home from China. For this to occur you must acquire these five items as well as a have Chinese bank account (preferably a big bank such as BoC): Foreign Expert Certificate (known as FEC) Passport tax certificate (printed and stamped from the tax office) Employment…

How to get discounts on Eleme

By Mr Snell | April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ele.me is a popular food ordering app in China, with the help of a chinese friend you can set it up in no time and start ordering food direct to your door. All you need is a wechat/alipay account to pay with online and your food delivery address registered in ele.me. Trust me, it is…

M&M’s store closing down in Shanghai

By Mr Snell | April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

On the 15th April 2017 M&M’s In Shanghai on the famous Nanjing east road (南京西路) will be closing down for a 1 year “renovation”. This is apparently at the request of the mall which it is a part of named Bailian World Luxury Mall (百联世茂广场). Across the store prices have been slashed by up to…