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What is Douyin?

If you’re thinking of doing business in China, you may have come across Douyin. Douyin is the Chinese version of popular, worldwide, social media app TikTok. Douyin, founded in September 2016 originally under the name, is an app in which the user is a fed a never-ending stream of short videos in a scrolling

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Traditional Chinese food

10 things you need to know about Chinese dining traditions

Here are 10 things about Chinese dining traditions that you need to know. Chinese people like to sit at a round table to share food, and there are rules for the distribution of seating. Generally speaking, the host’s seat is opposite the door. If it is a large private room with multiple dining tables and

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Chinese travel whispers (6/7/2023)

Our most recent bitesize update on the Chinese travel market #chinesetravelwhispers 1. The VisitBritain China Market webinar last week was full of optimism for a strong second half of the year as flight capacities between the UK and China are expected to return to 2019 levels by the end of the summer. 2. The UK is outperforming the

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China’s Shopping Festivals

Shopping is one of China’s favourite pastimes. So much so, that there are a number of festivals throughout the year dedicated to the sport of retail therapy. Here’s Guanxi’s quick guide to China’s Shopping Festivals. One of the most important is the annual 618 Shopping Festival. ‘618’ represents the date June 18, and the 618 is

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Chinese travel whispers (9/6/2023)

Busy week for us as Vivienne Song is in town, bringing us more China outbound travel news snippets #chinesetravelwhispers 1. China Eastern Airlines has announced that it will resume flights from London Gatwick to Shanghai, from 26th June. The airline will operate four flights per week departing UK on Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun. 2. A Chinese ticketing specialist in London told

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Helena Beard Great China Welcome Training

UKinbound and Guanxi deliver China Welcome Training

UKinbound has launched a new series of workshops with specialist Chinese tourism consultancy, Guanxi, to ensure that tourism businesses throughout the UK are ready to receive and welcome back visitors from China who have not been able to travel for over three years. The first training course will take place on 3 July hosted at the British Motor

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