VIP Class Notes (Lily) [R/S]

Vocabulary

1.In Roman, do as the Romans do= 入乡随俗

Speaking

I’m going to Chengdu tomorrow but I didn’t pack up yet.

if you live in a certain place, you got to live like the local people, so that you can fit it. For instance, I think you should learn Chinese if you’re gonna move to China. You should learn their language, eat their food and live like them. We just have a new colleague, she is from NY, she cannot speak Chinese at all. She is actually taking Mandarin class everyday. She has been in China for less than one month, she has already learned how to use TB and HeMa, she doesn’t even recognize Chinese character, how come she can use TB. Of course she needs some help from us, and we should pick up the phone of the delivery guy.

I think visitors should follow local customs. If I were a host, I think nobody would like to try the same thing as they do in their home town. As a host, we should try our best to introduce our local custom and culture to the visitor. I’m not saying that we should force them to fit in, but everyone wants to try something different. As a visitor, I never expect somebody to make a difference for me.

Revised

I’m going to Chengdu tomorrow but I didn’t pack up yet.

if you live in a certain place, you got to live like the local people, so that you can fit in. For instance, I think you should learn Chinese if you’re gonna move to China. You should learn their language, eat their food and live like them. We just have a new colleague on board, he is from NY, he cannot speak Chinese at all. he is actually taking Mandarin class everyday. He has been in China for less than one month but he has already learned how to use TB and HeMa, he couldn’t even recognize the Chinese characters, how come could he use TB. Of course he needs some help from us, and we need to pick up the calls from the delivery guy.

I think visitors should follow local customs. If I were a host, I think nobody would like to try the same thing as they did in their home town. As a host, we should try our best to introduce our local custom and culture to the visitor. I’m not saying that we should force them to fit in/adapt, but everyone wants to try something different. As a visitor, I never expect anyone to make a difference for me.

Reading

Cosmetics and personal care market in China: Making use of the digital landscape | Daxue Consulting

As of currently, China’s competitive landscape is very dense with a large presence of domestic and international players releasing high-quality products.  Online discussion among consumers is thus very high. On Zhihu, the most frequently asked questions relating to cosmetics and beauty products in the Chinese market are: advice on picking products based on need, how to use certain products, and comparing different brands. On Wechat, the popular discussion is along similar lines, in addition to market share related questions. On Weibo, consumers and KOL’s share information of popular cosmetics brands in China through pictures and videos. Amongst the discussion, international brands are most popular.

The most significant qualities that Chinese consumers look for in their products are effectiveness, price, and brand name. However, a 2018 survey from the Ministry of Commerce revealed that 75% of Chinese consumers claimed that skincare products in China’s domestic market did not fit their needs. Thus, this indicates an enormous potential for imported products as international companies can seek to fill this unmet demand in the Chinese market.