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JD Shuts Down Used Goods Platform After Only Four Months

Kumai.jd.com, the second-hand trading platform of JD.com will partially close its e-commerce platform services starting from June 22, 2017. Then …

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JD.com Will Now Sell Tires Online

Chinese B2C e-commerce provider JD.com and German tire brand Continental announced a strategic deal to sell tires to e-commerce consumers. …

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JD, Toutiao Reach Strategic Online Deal

ToutiaoChinese B2C e-commerce website JD.com and social media content platform Toutiao.com announced that the two parties have reached a strategic …

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Beibei.com Raises Investment Aimed At China’s Population Boom

babyChinese maternal and baby supplies e-commerce platform Beibei.com completed its fourth round financing of USD100 million. Its investors included well-known …

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Alibaba Invests USD1 Billion To Control Southeast Asia E-commerce Leader

Asian E-commerceAlibaba Group announced that they will invest USD1 billion to subscribe a controlling stake in Lazada, including about USD500 million …

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Japanese Cosmetics Gain Internet Boost In China Via New Agreement

BioreJD Worldwide, the cross-border online shopping platform of JD.com, reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Japanese daily commodity and cosmetics …

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China’s JD.com Expands Operations To Russia

Russian E-commerceVictor Xu, JD’s president for international business unit, said during an interview that the company will soon launch a brand …

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China’s Baidu Is Increasing Its Indian E-commerce Exposure?

Chinese search engine company Baidu reportedly plans to acquire a controlling stake in Mydala.com, a leading e-commerce platform for discounted products in India. According to reports in Indian local media, Baidu expressed an intention to acquire a majority stake in Mydala.com and the investment can reach up to USD100 million, which is about CNY630 million. […]

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Fake Goods Kill Chinese E-commerce Hope

The sale of fake and counterfeit goods in China has finally ended the services of a major online shopping service. Chinese B2C e-commerce operator JD.com announced that they will stop services at Paipai.com on December 31, 2015, and after a three-month transition period the website will be completely shut down by April 1, 2016. Paipai.com […]

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What Chilling Effect Would Alibaba’s Investment Have On Free Media?

The e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is reportedly planning a newspaper investment in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, according to multiple reports in Chinese local media. However, neither side has commented on or verified the news. South China Morning Post is reportedly the largest English-language newspaper in Hong Kong, with a circulation of about 110,000 […]

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Chinese E-Commerce Eyes Stability During Year’s Biggest Shopping Day

In the West, today is the remembrance of the end of World War One. But in China, November 11 is Singles’ Day and the entire country has prepared for an online sales onslaught. In 2014, Alibaba posted more than USD9 billion in sales on China’s Singles’ Day. And this year rivals JD.com and Suning hope […]

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China’s Dianping.com Expands Into Singapore

Chinese classified information site Dianping.com has inked a strategic deal with Singapore Tourism Board to provide various services to Chinese tourists visiting Singapore. The two parties will combine resources to cover dining, hotel, traveling, sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. Dianping.com will integrate information from tens of thousands of Singapore vendors, providing tickets of over 60 popular […]

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Alibaba Tries To Find The Best Way To Manage Its Growth

With its stock price dropping in the U.S., Alibaba Group announced plans to launch a dual-city operations strategy to better manage its varied assets. The company will base itself in Hangzhou and Beijing dual-center strategy. Beijing will be its base camp to promote its strategy execution and business development in the northern areas of China. […]

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Tmall.com Teams With Oil Giant For Mobile Payments

Chinese B2C e-commerce platform Tmall.com and China National Petroleum Corporation’s Hunan branch will integrate their resources to launch a mobile payment service model. Tmall.com, which is a subsidiary of Alibaba, said that the company will integrate Alibaba’s ecosphere to help CNPC Hunan implement an “Internet Plus” transformation that includes an online store, mobile payment, big […]

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Uniqlo Closes Chinese Internet Shopping Retail Site

Days after a sex video filmed in Uniqlo’s Beijing store blew up the Chinese Internet, the Japanese apparel retailer says it has closed its flagship store on JD.com. The store was shuttered on July 20, 2015, after only three months of operation. On April 8, 2015, Uniqlo and JD signed a cooperation agreement and Uniqlo’s […]

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Former Ctrip VP Appointed CEO Of eLong

Chinese online travel service provider eLong.com has appointed Jiang Hao as its new chief executive officer. The company also appointed Zhou Rong as chief strategy officer; and promoted vice president Gao Yan to senior vice president. Meanwhile, Cui Guangfu, former chief executive officer of eLong will continue to serve the company as a consultant. Jiang […]

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Foreign Governments Join Chinese E-commerce Leader To Promote Global Trade

Alibaba is working directly with foreign embassies in China to expand its influence and sales potential around the world. The e-commerce company has opened 11 official country pavilions on its Tmall Global platform and cooperative partnerships between Juhuasuan, Alibaba’s group-buying platform, and 26 foreign embassies in China. A total of 11 countries, including United States, […]

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JD.com Formally Launches Cross-border E-commerce Platform

Chinese B2C e-commerce provider JD.com formally launched its cross-border Internet shopping services, which allows Chinese users to conveniently purchase quality products from many countries and regions such as the U.S., France, U.K., and Japan. This new platform will first offer over 150,000 kinds of products and 1,200 brands in 450 stores. Those products cover maternal […]

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Japanese E-commerce Firm Makes Chinese Rebate Investment

Japan-based Rakuten has taken a minority stake in Fanli.com, one of China’s online rebate and rebate-based flash sale companies. The C-series round values the Chinese online shopping company at approximately USD1 billion. As part of this investment, Kevin H. Johnson, CEO of Ebates, a Rakuten Group company, will join Fanli’s board of directors. Rakuten’s investment […]

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China’s Leading Classified Information Websites Announce Merger

Chinese lifestyle service platform 58.com announced a merger with its classified information listings competitor Ganji.com. According to the agreement, 58.com will acquire an approximately 43.2% fully diluted equity stake in Ganji.com for a combination of share consideration and cash, including approximately 34 million newly issued ordinary shares and USD412.2 million in cash. Meanwhile, the two […]

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Amazon’s Flagship Store On Tmall.com Begins Trial In China

Amazon China Z.cn announced that its official flagship store on Tmall.com has started trial operation and will be formally launched in April 2015. This flagship store will initially provide Chinese netizens with directly procured imported products, including shoes, food, wine, kitchenware, and toys. Products sold on Amazon’s Tmall flagship store will be delivered via Amazon […]

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JD.com Teams With China Post To Expand O2O To Small Chinese Towns

Chinese B2C e-commerce website JD.com and China Post Group have reached a strategic deal to jointly develop an e-commerce platform targeting cities below third-tier size in China. With the cooperation, JD.com will provide various products, including PCs, digital products, home and kitchen supplies, and cosmetics, for China Post’s “people-benefit project”. Those products will reach 13 […]

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Xbox One Starts China Sales Via JD.com’s Social Media Channels

With a newly-minted IPO under its belt, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc. announced today that is now taking pre-orders for Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console. As part of an agreement between the companies, JD.com will have the exclusive right to accept pre-orders for Xbox One in China from July 28-30, 2014, through JD.com’s Mobile QQ […]

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South Korea’s Lotte.com Inks Internet Payment Deal With China’s Alipay

Chinese third-party Internet payment company Alipay revealed that the company has reached a deal with South Korean website Lotte.com to provide a RMB payment channel to Chinese users who shop on the website. Furthermore, the products purchased on the website will be directly shipped from South Korea to China. Lotte.com and the Lotte duty free […]

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PBOC Halts Virtual Credit Cards And Mobile Payments In China

The People’s Bank of China has issued an emergency alert to stop the use of virtual credit card products as well as two-dimensional code payments that are often used with mobile devices. Chinese Internet companies like Alipay and Tencent previously launched such services. However, neither company has given any comment on the situation. The emergency […]

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Over 80% Of Chinese Families Shopped Online Last Year

China Central Television published a report on China’s economic life between 2013 and 2014 which shows that 81.52% of Chinese families had online shopping experiences in 2013. Compared with other consumer groups, university students and people in management positions shopped online more often, especially those in the 18-25 age demographic. By region, citizens in Hainan, […]

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Internet Group Buying Service Ends In China

Chinese group buying service website Didatuan.com will formally close its group buying business on March 31, 2014, and will transform its brand to a new business model in the future. Founded by Song Zhongjie, former sales general manager of Google China, in July 2010, Didatuan.com completed its integration with Velo, a Chinese coupon provider, at […]

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Suning Acquires Group Buying Site Manzuo.com

Suning Commerce Group confirmed that the company will acquire Chinese group buying website Manzuo.com for nearly USD10 million. According to a representative from Suning, as a new business model which integrates online and offline channels, the business has a broad market capability in China. Group buying is a catalyst that promotes the integration of online […]