Tag Archives: Taobao

Knockoffs Galore

Living in China or studying Chinese you must’ve heard this word knocking about:山寨  (ShānZhài), which originally means ‘stronghold’ and is used to describe a mountain village with a defence wall. This word also signifies a remote, god-forsaken area populated by poor people, kind of like the American Wild West (西大荒 Xī DàHuang), also a port Read More…

DianPing: One for You, One for Me

Ever heard of group purchase (团购 TuánGòu)?  If you’ve been exposed to Chinese culture in the last couple of months, then I’m sure you have. Group purchase is a new way of buying things or services (online) and it’s in (很火 Hěn Huǒ – ‘very hot’).  The company that first introduced group purchase was 大众点评 Read More…

Shopping Online: Your Guide to Using Yihaodian

Shopping online is all the rage these days; in Shanghai one online store in particular is extremely popular and that is Yihaodian, or ‘Number 1 store’ (you can see their red-lettered delivery boxes everywhere). The interface is very user friendly – although it doesn’t have an English version so far. Still, after registering, 注册 ZhùCè, Read More…

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