Wǒ Men Podcast: Where Next for China’s Singles’ Day and Its “Buy, Buy, Buy” Culture?

A look at China's consumerist culture in the wake of 11.11

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7:59 AM HKT, Tue November 19, 2019

The Wǒ Men Podcast is a discussion of life in China hosted by Yajun Zhang, Jingjing Zhang and Karoline Kan. Previous episodes of the Wǒ Men Podcast can be found here, and you can subscribe to Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

Did you do lots of shopping on Double 11 this year also known as Singles’ Day? It’s China’s biggest online shopping holiday and is something of an equivalent to Black Friday in the US — but with much bigger sales numbers.

But is Singles’ Day still the culture phenomenon it once was, where if you have not participated, you feel left out? Are some people starting to lose interest? Is there an end in sight for China’s apparent obsession with such mass retail therapy?

This is an encore episode where Yajun and Jingjing discuss the buy, buy, buy culture in China.

Listen below on Mixcloud, or find Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

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