Cit­rus grow­ers ad­vised to use Chi­nese so­cial me­dia

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

Kurt Huang: “If you want to con­nect to Chi­nese friends, you re­ally need to in­stall WeChat on your phone.

CIT­RUS Aus­tralia has ad­vised cit­rus grow­ers who ex­port to China to em­brace Chi­nese so­cial me­dia plat­form WeChat.

CEO Ju­dith Dami­ani told a fresh pro­duce network last week about the ben­e­fits of the so­cial me­dia plat­form in re­gards to ex­ports and get­ting to know im­porters.

“It was my first pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion us­ing WeChat and once you get the hang of the trans­la­tion tim­ing its ac­tu­ally quite fun to speak, type and up­load im­ages or slides for an in­ter­ac­tive and low-cost ses­sion with thou­sands of in­ter­ested peo­ple on the other side of the world,” Ms Dami­ani said.

Shang­hai based im­porter Kurt Hung told the Cit­rus Mar­ket Out­look Forum in March that al­most ev­ery­body in China uses WeChat.

“If you want to do busi­ness or con­nect to Chi­nese friends, you re­ally need to in­stall WeChat to your phone,” Mr Huang said.

WeChat is the largest so­cial me­dia mes­sag­ing plat­form in China with over 700 mil­lion ac­tive users.

Other so­cial me­dia sites such as Face­book and Twit­ter are reg­u­larly re­stricted.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.