China’s digital universe quickly expanded from 2013 onwards. Mobile payments boomed and start-ups sprang up, making e-commerce and on-demand services available with the click of a few buttons. Linking it all together was the super app WeChat. Photo: Bloomberg China’s digital universe quickly expanded from 2013 onwards. Mobile payments boomed and start-ups sprang up, making e-commerce and on-demand services available with the click of a few buttons. Linking it all together was the super app WeChat. Photo: Bloomberg
China’s digital universe quickly expanded from 2013 onwards. Mobile payments boomed and start-ups sprang up, making e-commerce and on-demand services available with the click of a few buttons. Linking it all together was the super app WeChat. Photo: Bloomberg
Ashley Galina Dudarenok
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Ashley Galina Dudarenok

As Facebook looks to WeChat, China’s digital world is wowing the West, and globalisation is no longer a one-way street

  • With even Silicon Valley giants like Facebook learning from the hyperconnected WeChat universe, the investment in data and AI by the Chinese state and companies is paying off

China’s digital universe quickly expanded from 2013 onwards. Mobile payments boomed and start-ups sprang up, making e-commerce and on-demand services available with the click of a few buttons. Linking it all together was the super app WeChat. Photo: Bloomberg China’s digital universe quickly expanded from 2013 onwards. Mobile payments boomed and start-ups sprang up, making e-commerce and on-demand services available with the click of a few buttons. Linking it all together was the super app WeChat. Photo: Bloomberg
China’s digital universe quickly expanded from 2013 onwards. Mobile payments boomed and start-ups sprang up, making e-commerce and on-demand services available with the click of a few buttons. Linking it all together was the super app WeChat. Photo: Bloomberg
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Ashley Galina Dudarenok

Ashley Galina Dudarenok

Ashley Galina Dudarenok is a China marketing expert, entrepreneur and vlogger. She is the founder of social media agency Alarice and marketing training company ChoZan. She runs the world’s largest vlog about marketing to China @AshleyTalksChina on YouTube. Ashley is the author of two Amazon best sellers "Unlocking the World’s Largest E-Market: A Guide to Selling on Chinese Social Media” and “Digital China: Working with Bloggers, Influencers and KOLs”. She has been living in mainland China and Hong Kong since 2006.