Why Chinese-speaking tourists? Why not just China?
Mainland China has over 1.3 billion inhabitants and throughout our history we have migrated to countries on different continents. Did you know that most Chinese immigrants speaks Cantonese and not Mandarin? In mainland China everyone has to learn Mandarin, although they may have another language as their mother tongue. Excluding all the Chinese speakers from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, there are many who have a Chinese background in other countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA and Canada. There are also over half million overseas Chinese students around the world who also sees opportunities to travel while studying. Therefore we focus not only on mainland Chinese, but rather focus globally on the "Chinese-speaking tourists".
Are there any digital payment gateway available in Norway yet?
In Norway digital payment solutions like Vipps from DNB is starting to become popular. They also have similar solutions in mainland China, which plays a major role in the daily life. There are many businesses that use payment solutions like Alipay and WeChat wallet for their customers, which are the two largest digital third party payment solutions in China. Alipay is mainland China's leading third-party digital payment solution, and they have already started to expand into overseas markets. According to Alipay International Office from March 2017, Alipay is NOT available as a third party payment solution in Nordic countries other than Finland. WeChat wallet is NOT available to use in Nordic countries. It is highly probable that these payment solutions will be available to the Norwegian market in the future and Norwegian businesses preparing for this early on may get huge benefits
Why do we need to use different social media tools?
In mainland China, not all sites are open and many are closed by the authorities' Golden Shield Project (known as the Great Firewall of China). Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube are not available in China which can create communication barriers between your business and your potential customers. We do learn English in school in regular Chinese school. Unfortunately, teachers focus more on grammar and spelling, and less on verbal conversation. Most media such as film and television are in Mandarin, Cantonese or other dialects, and the English knowledge verbally is often poor in most of mainland China. Therefore, English as a communication language may be a barrier between your business and your potential customers.