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Getting Past the Great Firewall: Establishing Business in China

Economists have been watching China and India with great interest over the last decade. Leaders in those countries have declared they are increasing state investment to stimulate economic growth. China is focused on infrastructure, with plans including improvements to highways, waterways, airports, railways, and urban rail transit projects. With a population of 1.3 billion people and incomes rising, China is now the world’s second largest economy.

There is little doubt that China holds a number of business opportunities. But the economy is not uniform. Uneven rates of economic gro...

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The real impact of a slow loading website in China

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Digital Consumers are Reshaping Emerging Markets

By 2030, GDP in China, India and SEA will grow by 190%, and by 2050, the economy of the world will look quite different. India will rise from #3 to #2, replacing the United States; Indonesia will rise from #8 to #4, replacing Japan; and Vietnam will climb 12 country ranks from #32 to #20. This shift in wealth will change distribution of disposable income more toward the eCommerce industry, particularly in Tier 2 and 3 cities in China, according to The Economist.

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European website performance in China

The Chinese market is an attractive one for any European brand with their eyes set on global expansion. With more than 700 million internet users, the best way to have a presence in China is online.

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WHAT CHINESE CONSUMERS EXPECT FROM INTERNATIONAL WEBSITES

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CHINA SINGLES DAY, WORLD’S BIGGEST SHOPPING DAY

China Singles Day started as a celebration of being single, but has become one of the largest online shopping days in the world with an estimated US $15B spent on November 11, 2015. China’s university students chose the date 11/11, because of the four ones.

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Cross-border trading between the UK and China – How to get it right

We’re very pleased to have Chris Jones from eCommerceWorldwide share some of his experience around going digital in China. Chris is the author of the China passport, an A-Z guide for retailers looking to set up and run successful ecommerce channels in China and has an invaluable expertise in cross-border trading between the UK and China.

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WHY IS PCI CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT TO RETAIL?

The enormous growth rate of China’s online population and web transactions has made it the market that cannot be ignored. Global Enterprises, ranging from luxury retailers to gaming platforms, are presented with as much revenue potential as challenges to reach online consumers in China. 

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Going Digital in Challenging Markets

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EIGHT NEW CHINA ECOMMERCE STATS

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently provided new stats for China’s growing commerce market: China ecommerce accounted for around 15.9% of all retail sales in 2015. China ecommerce is estimated to grow to 19.6% in 2016. 53% of the 688 million internet users in China are online shoppers – more than the combined population of the United […]

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN TESTING CHINA CDN VENDORS

When it comes to validating China CDN vendors, the recommended approach is to utilize an independent third party monitoring company such as Dynatrace/Keynote or Neustar to run a performance test. Each test entails a side by side comparison over a given amount of time. But, since China’s broadband infrastructure is so fragmented, the standard performance […]

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Going mobile behind the Great Firewall

For any company wishing to target the Chinese market, making your website accessible on mobile is clearly a must.

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LOOKING TO SELL YOUR BRAND IN CHINA?

Are you looking to sell your brand in China, but your CDN vendor can’t help with ICP licensing?

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SEO for Baidu

Slow loading speeds could see you slipping down search engine rankings

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CDNETWORKS PROVIDES A GLOBAL PRESENCE WITH A CHINA CDN

CDNetworks began 16 years ago in Seoul, Korea and quickly became the number one CDN in that region. 

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San Francisco couldn’t be more beautiful this week for the Game Developers Conference, which is the largest online gaming conference in the world. Apparently 28,000 people are attending.

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ENSURING FAST AND SECURE GAMING APPLICATION DOWNLOADS GLOBALLY

Gamers are vocal about their displeasure when games are slow to download. Worse yet, if a game is unavailable due to too much traffic or a DDoS attack, gamers are, rightly so, incensed.

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BAIDU WAY, HOW DOES YOUR SITE RANK IN CHINA?

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A MULTI-CDN SOLUTION MAY WORK BEST FOR YOUR WEBSITE

Even if you have a CDN currently, but you are experiencing performance issues in certain geographies, you may not need to rip and replace. A multi-CDN solution may be best for you.

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4 challenges a business must overcome to succeed online in China

Many businesses seeking to enter the Chinese market are unaware of the hurdles standing in the way of reaching the population. The Great Firewall of China is one of the biggest and best-known obstacles, but this is just one of many challenges you need to overcome in order to reach this thriving market.

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WEB DESIGN TIPS FOR FASTER WEBSITE PERFORMANCE IN CHINA

Localizing your website or web application for China is important from a cultural, usability and China SEO standpoint, but it can also help improve web page load speeds, site availability, and overall website performance in China.

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Can your CDN provider really tackle China?

For companies trying to move into the Chinese market, there is a familiar and tired scenario, regularly played out in weekly website performance meetings: “How can we reduce the dramatic amounts of latency for our Chinese end users, offices and remote employees while our application or website is hosted outside the “Great Firewall of China?”

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Frequently Asked Questions About a China CDN

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Reducing latency is a top priority for anyone using the web to reach China’s massive and increasingly-online population.

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Once your enterprise’s web content can successfully, efficiently, and consistently reach its Chinese audience, you can expect a subsequent revenue increase.

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22 STATS FOR UNDERSTANDING CHINA’S INTERNET MARKET

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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAVEL SITES TARGETING CHINA’S OUTBOUND TRAVELER – WHITEPAPER

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According to the latest (34th) ‘Statistical Report on China’s Internet Development’ China’s internet population has reached 632 Million. The report is published semi-annually by the Ministry of Information and produced by The Chinese Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

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