one of China’s most popular video-sharing platforms. They are owned by the same person who posts their videos on an account called “Liu Erdou who can speak”.
The account became very popular quickly, attracting over 46 million followers and 390 million “thumbups” (or “likes”).
The account manager began to receive advertising opportunities from recogni
zed brands. The latter requested her to endorse certain products in her short videos.
That’s just one form of making money in the cat economy.
Many people are making products, or offering services, that make cats’ lives fancier, and their owners happier.
An electric scalp massager retails for about 120 yuan, and a FURminat
or (cat grooming comb) for over 100 yuan, with a freebie thrown in, in the form of a comb for t
he cat owner! Then, there is an indoor slide for 300 yuan, all kinds of beds, what have you.
year. We must build a presence there.”In the fourth quarter of 2018, Oppo outcompeted Samsung to
become the largest smartphone vendor in Thailand with a market share of 22.2 percent, gro
wing about 70 percent year-on-year, according to the market research company Canalys.
Its products and services are also well received in other South Asian and Sout
heast Asian countries, including India, and African countries such as Kenya.
In 2018, Oppo shipped 113 million units of smartphones wor
ldwide, garnering a global market share of more than 8 percent, according to IDC data.
Other Chinese smartphone makers, including Huawei, Xiaomi and Vivo, are also looking beyon
d their home turf for growth. In this context, Oppo believes it has an edge over others as it first started its i
nternational journey as early as in 2009 in Thailand, much before others jumped on the going-global bandwagon.
More than 60 percent of children and teenagers in China do not get enough sleep, according to a report released by the Chinese Sleep Research Society on Sunday.
The survey showed 63 percent of children and teenagers in China sleep for less than eight ho
urs a day, the minimum sleeping time to ensure health for such a group, the report said.
The survey, conducted at the end of last year and January this year, covered nearly 70,000 ch
ildren and teenagers aged from 6 and 17 across China, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Heavy school work loads and popularization in the use of electronics products are th
e top two major causes for lack of sleep among children and teenagers in China, the report said, addi
ng that 8.4 percent of the group are still busy with homework after 11 pm from Monday to Thursday.