Top 6 Things That China Shock Foreigners in 2013

In the year of 2013, The world has witnessed the rise of “Made in China” in many aspects: The sales on Tmall.com was 2.5 times that of across the United States; WeChat passes 100 million users outside China; Lao Gan Ma, China`s chili sauce brand, was even listed in American luxury flash-buying site Gilt.com. And please check the full list below and leave your comment.

1. TMall

tmall double elevenOn Cyber Monday of 2013, sales reached US$1.735 billion in the United States. While in China, on Double-Eleven Day, the China’s Cyber Monday, the sheer TMall transaction volume amounted to $5 billion, about 2.5 times that of sales across the United States.

2. WeChat

wechat imageWeChat, Chinese mobile messaging service, reached more than 100 million users outside China in 2013. In remote countries like Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey and many countries, WeChat has become the most downloaded app.

3. The Legend of Zhen Huan

zhen huan zhuanHit Chinese drama “The Legend of Zhen Huan”, which stars mainland Chinese actress Betty Sun and Hong Kong actress Ada Choi, aired on Japanese and US television stations in 2013. Betty Sun Li was even nominated for the Best Actress award at International Emmy Awards of 2013.

4. TCL

TCL HOLLYWOOD THEATERChinese TV maker TCL paid more than $5 million to get the naming rights to the venerable Hollywood Grauman’s Chinese Theatre opened in 1927.  The theater is one of the landmarks of North America, and is used almost weekly for red-carpet premieres.

5. Lao Gan Ma

laoganma amazonLao Gan Ma, China`s famous chili sauce brand, was exported to the United States last year.  It was even listed in American luxury flash-buying site Gilt.com with a pair of bottles for US$11.95.

6. Evergrande Football Club

hengda asia football championshipGuangzhou Evergrande became the Asian Champions League in 2013, becoming the first Chinese club to win the tournament in more than two decades.

1 Response

  1. Wow! Indeed surprising. I’ve been using WeChat for a while already but didn’t know it was a Chinese invention. I love the app better than viber.

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