Today is Chinese Spring Festival day, Happy Chinese new year to all my friends!
In the last two days, when I have lunch, I see the local filippinos are showing Chinese traditional dragon and lion dance to all the people in the restaurant to celebrate Chinese new year.
At that moment, I feel very proud because I know my country China is having more and more influence worldwide now.
If a country is called superpower, and having bright future, I think it’s better to judge from 3 perspectives in the globally market:
1. Is the manufacturing products increasing market share globally?
2. Have the traditional culture plays more and more role in everyones life worldwide?
3. Are the food and wines more popular worldwide than before?
If you look back of our history, you can see a clear line of the superpower country development.
In the beginning of 20 century, USA export their products to most countries, especially during worldwar, for example, Ford cars, IBM computers, Coca cola, etc. The USA becomes the most wealthy country ever since, and then USA culture influnce every people life on the planet, Hollywood movies, NBA, and everyone to have a USA type life. Christmas and Valentines days is even more popular than some Chinese traditional holidays in China. The last is food and wine, you can see Mcdonald, KFC, Starbucks, wiskey in most countries.
Another superpower country is Japan. Japan grows very fast in the second half of 20th century, and also follow a similar path. After worldwar 2, Japan focus on developing the electronics and vehicle industries. Sonny, Panasonics electronics devices, Toyota cars, etc are very popular and exported to every nations.And then Japanese cartoon, Japanese TV show, especially the famous AV is loved by every young adults worldwide. I remember I watched many Japanese cartoon since I was a kid, and some of them influence my life. The last but not least is food and wine, when I travel around the world, I see more Japanese restaurants than Chinese. For example, in Philippines, when I ask some local friends to have dinner, many of them choose to eat Japanese Ramen or Sushi, and drink Japanese or Korean wines. Alougth I think Chinese food is more delicious, but in Chinese restaurant here, you can see most are Chinese people.
Since the start of the reform and openness policy in 1978, China has developed very fast, especially in last decades, many Chinese companies has entered in other countries market, and through a globalization collaboration, many countris are connected to China.
The obvious one is Chinese brand products. During last decades to develop manufacturing infrastructure and low labor cost, Chinese products are cheaper and more reliable, and more and more people choose Chinese brand products now.
In Philippines, the most popular phone is OPPO and Huawei phone, which are all Chinese brand. In PLDT and Globe, which are the two main telecom service provider in Philippines, Huawei takes most share of the network infrastructure investment every year. I also encounter other Chinese companies employees to develop market here.I believe you will see more and more Chinese products in other countries in future with the fast growing of Chinese economy.
Another good thing is Chinese culture is spreading worldwide. Most local people in Philippines say Happy Chinese new year and Kong hei fat choi to Chinese people. In the cinema, you can watch Chinese movie The Greatwall here. Though there not many movies comparing to USA Hollywood movies or Japanese, I see the great potential for Chinese movies industries.
The last one is food and wine. As I discuss before, even the Chinese food and wine is not popular worldwide compared to USA and Japanese, with more Chinese products and people pouring into other countries, and the growing influence of Chinese culture, Chinese food and wine have a very large market to enjoy in the future. Especially, Chinese have a unique flavor to Chinese food and wine. I definitely bet on Chinese food and wine industries.