HI-COM Guides

China’s Dazhong Dianping: English guide, 2018

As stated in our previous article, Chinese tourists are very easily influenced by the opinions of others. When traveling, they refer to their own “review and advice tools”, the king of which is Dazhong Dianping. Featuring similar functions to Yelp, it lists local retailers, restaurants, bars, cinemas, and other services. in China and abroad and it is the go-to tool for Chinese tourists. For example if a restaurant has a seemingly never-ending list of raving reviews on Dianping, the Chinese will flock there in their droves without any hesitation. Here is our Dianping English guide for you!

Kate CHERNAVINAChina’s Dazhong Dianping: English guide, 2018
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Translating your brochures – step by step guide

Let’s say that your design and marketing departments have just spent the last few weeks lovingly putting together a killer brochure for a key trade show that’s coming up. But there’s just one small issue – the trade show is in China, and so far no plans have been made to produce the brochures in Chinese! Our guide on how to be efficient when translating brochures to different languages!

Stéphane ChouryTranslating your brochures – step by step guide
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WeChat SEO, WeChat Best Content and Marketing Tactics for 2018

WeChat Content Marketing: all you need to know. If you ask anyone who has spent some time in China what defines daily life here, you can be sure their answer involves WeChat. The most powerful social network and messaging platform in China, WeChat has gained a stronghold in the Chinese marketing system with its fast-developing new technologies such as its mini-programs, WeChat store, vouchers, membership cards, 红包hong bao shops and more. Any brand or company wanting to engage with their customers and consumers needs to have a strategy that utilizes WeChat and makes full use of its increasingly sophisticated functions.

Kate CHERNAVINAWeChat SEO, WeChat Best Content and Marketing Tactics for 2018
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China Trademark Registration in 2018 English Guide

If you are starting a business in China, it is important to know that China does not recognize unregistered trade mark rights. It is highly recommended that trade marks are registered before starting a business in/with China. Guide to China Trademark Registration.

Kate CHERNAVINAChina Trademark Registration in 2018 English Guide
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Qunar – Our English Guide to BOOKING VACATION

Summer is one of the most popular travelling seasons of our fellow expats and their foreign friends, and with advances in technology, it’s not difficult for them to find good deals for a little getaway. But which platform is the most cost efficient, convenient and trustworthy? Our pick is Qunar.

Kate CHERNAVINAQunar – Our English Guide to BOOKING VACATION
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Qunar – Our English Guide to buying FLIGHT TICKETS

Living in China, the question of airfares is always going to be an important one. Qunar English Guide: When you are traveling for work or leisure will inevitably bring you to various air ticket websites and apps, promising a simple, one-click experience.

Today we are going talk about Qunar, the website that is famous for its low prices, its availability to pay with Union-Pay even for international travel, and for being one of the most convenient platforms for travel arrangements. On this platform you can buy air tickets, train tickets, book holidays, rent cars, and buy tickets for events, as well as benefit from a range of other services.

Kate CHERNAVINAQunar – Our English Guide to buying FLIGHT TICKETS
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English guide to posting on Weibo

Want to post on Weibo in English but don’t know how? If you live in China or visit from time to time, you have probably already heard of Weibo. It is one of the biggest tools for digital social networking, interaction and entertainment, and is one of the main players in digital marketing.

The first thing you need to know, is that there are actually 2 Weibos; one is Weibo Sina and the other is a child of Tencent, called Tencent Weibo. Today we are going to look at the older, more popular one – Weibo Sina.

Kate CHERNAVINAEnglish guide to posting on Weibo
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Taobao shopping guide in English

If you have spent even the smallest amount of time in China, you will have heard of Taobao, China’s biggest online shopping service. However much to the frustration of many foreigners living here, Taobao is only available in Chinese. But don’t worry, our team here at HI-COM has translated the most useful parts of the website, so you can start grabbing those bargains just like the Chinese have been doing for many years now!

Kate CHERNAVINATaobao shopping guide in English
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Guide to posting on an official WeChat account in English

We all know that WeChat is an absolute must for companies with any type of presence in China. The problem is that the back office of the WeChat official account is only available in Chinese. We have translated some of the pages of the interface to help you understand some of the basic functions of your WeChat official account.

Based on what we heard from TENCENT, they are working on the translation of the whole platform this year. In the meantime, why not use this mini-tutorial – we hope you find it useful!

Stéphane ChouryGuide to posting on an official WeChat account in English
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