If you hap­pen to be in want of the prod­ucts be­ing pro­moted, then it’s fine. How­ever, nine out of ten pro­mo­tional posts you see may not ap­peal to you at all.

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re­sent­ment. It was orig­i­nally a plat­form for friends to in­ter­act with each other, but now it has been in­vaded by ad­ver­tise­ments that flood the screen.

The China Youth Daily sur­vey shows that 63.3 per­cent of the sub­jects don’t like ad­ver­tise­ments on WeChat Mo­ments, while 53.7 per­cent will block friends who post such in­for­ma­tion.

“Not all busi­ness mod­els can sur­vive on WeChat Mo­ments,” says Liu Run, pres­i­dent of Shang­hai Run2me Man­age­ment Con­sult­ing Co Ltd and a re­searcher on In­ter­net econ­omy. He points out that in­di­vid­ual user’s sales pro­mo­tion of 2014, form­ing the largest for­eign-stu­dent group in the coun­try, ac­cord­ing to Chinanews.com. Canada also granted per­ma­nent res­i­dence to more than 34,000 Chi­nese in 2013.

“It seems that ev­ery­one I know in Canada is some­what in­volved in or was in the busi­ness,” says Quan­quan. Some fail af­ter try­ing for two or three months, and some sur­vive.

They are fac­ing stricter reg­u­la­tions, too. The new reg­u­la­tion from the Gen­eral Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Cus­toms of China, which came into ef­fect on Au­gust 1,

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