Online business: WeChat buyers beware

By Han Yumeng

Ye Jiali, a 23-year-old senior in college, opens her WeChat to advertise her products on Moments and checks clients’ orders every morning after she wakes up.

“It’s the first thing I will do after opening my eyes,” she says.

Ye is an agent of Pearlosophy, a WeChat business brand, which mainly sells skincare and makeup products.

WeChat business is a mixture of mobile and social E-commerce in which business people sell products through WeChat Moments or official accounts. As WeChat grew stronger in China, this kind of sales model sprang up in 2013 and reached its peak in 2014. The small investment, low threshold, and widespread availability satisfy many young people who want to do business but don’t have enough funds and knowledge of how to run a business.

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China: Bipolar disorder

By Chu Yiwei

Negative. Despairing. Insane. Crystal Ma used these words to describe her life.

Ma, a 20-year-old student at Jilin University, has suffered from Bipolar disorder for three years. She swallowed pills to attempt suicide last November. But she regretted what she had done and called her mother to take her to the hospital to pump her stomach.

Nevertheless, Ma’s condition is still bad. “I started to have insomnia and auditory hallucinations last week. I am not sure whether it was the symptom of schizophrenia,” she said.

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China: Live online all the time

By Yu Mingfei

Chinese performers go live all the time online.

According to Sohu news reports, live performances in 2016 reached 15 billion viewers and may reach 60 billion by 2020.

People go live with everything on the internet: playing games, singing, dancing, drawing, chatting, doing makeup, eating, or not doing much at all but keeping the camera on.

Feizao is one of the more popular live singers online.

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