Weekly Round-Up (22 August 2016)

Welcome to this week’s China Ready Round-Up.

With Chinese tourists spending almost $300 billion ($A394 billion) abroad in 2015 – more than double than the US, the next largest market – it makes sense to make it easy for them to spend their yuan overseas.

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This is exactly what China’s Alibaba is doing, with the company actively promoting its payment gateway Alipay to tourist-friendly merchants in key European destinations. Munich airport, for example, will soon be a sea of blue (to match Alipay’s logo), with 70 retailers recently signing up to accept the payment technology.

As Alibaba begins its Australian expansion, it seems likely that we will be the next destination to receive the Alipay make-over. But being China-ready is about more than just making it easier for Chinese tourists to pay – and that is where we come in. We provide practical training and research-driven advice, all designed to improve your online presence and attract high-spending Chinese guests to your business. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can help you get China-ready now.

We hope you enjoy this week’s China Ready Round-Up.

Australian focus

International focus

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