This week, it emerged that China now not only has the largest global population, but also has the biggest and quickest growing online population in the world too.
CNN reported that with more than 649 million internet users, China outnumbers “the entire U.S. population two to one.” And of this figure, the article reports that 80% use their smartphones and tablets to connect.
In light of these growing figures it’s not so surprising that last year Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, decided to address a room of Chinese students in their native Mandarin. Speaking to the students of the prestigious Business School at Tsinghua University, Zuckerberg told the audience that he was “so glad to be in Beijing”.
See his full speech in the video below:
Despite the banning of Facebook and other social networks such as Twitter and YouTube in China, Zuckerberg’s attempt to impress shows the importance of creating good business relationships with the world’s largest economy..
It’s also a country that will soon be celebrating the most important date in its calendar – Chinese New Year. And just like a certain social media mogul, we’ve also been busy creating some ingenuous way to connect and share in the celebrations with business partners overseas…