Publicerat av Cecilia Helland
torsdag, 02 mars 2017.
A few years ago, when European consumers were making payments with credit or debit cards, Chinese people were still carrying around wallets stuffed with cash.
Today, following the rise of the smartphone, most Europeans are still using bank cards but Chinese buyers have made things easier by embracing the social media platforms on their phones. Their mobile activities include hailing taxis, buying breakfast, snagging luxurious brands, reserving hotels and booking flights. For many, cash is no longer necessary.
WeChat, a unit of China's internet giant Tencent, boasts 800 million active users－the equivalent of the population of the European Union and United States combined. It has taken the lead in offering more than chatting and communication.
Viking Line Abp har idag, den 23 november 2016, tecknat ett intentionsavtal med kinesiska varvet Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd avseende beställning av ett passagerarfartyg med leverans våren 2020.
Den London baserade tankesmedjan The Economist Intelligence Unit gör prognosen att den kinesiska stadsbefolkningen kommer att öka med 61 procent fram till 2020 och når en ökning på 67 procent till 2030.