Amazon China is redoubling its efforts, but will it succeed at the second attempt in the country’s hyper-competitive e-commerce sector?
We put together 10 Jack Ma quotes that sum up the Alibaba founder’s business philosophy and his inspiring journey as an entrepreneur.
Online to Offline commerce, or O2O, is being heralded as the next big thing in China’s e-commerce sector. Why is it so popular and who are the key players?
This week, Heinz recalled infant cereal after authorities found lead contamination; Xiaomi tied up with Ouya; Japanese auto part companies were fined for price fixing; and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge came to China with Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun taking an ice water shower. In food and auto KFC and McDonalds would tell you how […]
A look at the China data that you should care about. From China’s burgeoning commodity exports to the changing profile of migrant workers. Also, a look at the apps that are gaining traction in this vibrant tech market and some good news there for caffeine addicts. Now, let’s reach out for that latte! (All the data pertains to the […]
China’s 2,132-year old salt monopoly and why it makes sense to finally end it. Early last year Taobao, Alibaba’s online marketplace, went through a cleansing process to remove contraband being sold by merchants on the site. What was this illicit item? Was it cocaine or heroin sale of which is prohibited under China’s Drug Administration […]
CKGSB Professor Teng Bingsheng, an expert on the Chinese e-commerce sector, walks us through the issues involved in the Alibaba IPO, such as disclosures, the company’s ownership structure and valuation. In a period that’s been characterized by rapid innovation in China’s high technology sector, Alibaba’s IPO—potentially one of the largest public offerings of all time—has been […]
The week that was: China’s slowing economy; Tencent profit rises on growth in online games; Alibaba battles fakes; and Facebook will finally dip its toes in Chinese waters with a Beijing office (but won’t scale the Great Fire Wall). A slower Chinese economy? Get used to it Last week’s surprisingly solid trade numbers (exports and […]
In China’s increasingly competitive cosmetics market who will come out ahead and who should re-evaluate? Stepping into the cosmetics section of any Shanghai-based department store means entering a brightly lit wonderland of shiny displays, impossibly beautiful faces plastered on the wall, and a barrage of demonstrations. Groups of young, fashionable girls cluster around the stands, trying […]
China’s pollution problem has reached apocalyptic levels, which is great news for smart companies that have found a business opportunity in it. Wang Bin browses a selection of facemasks at a supermarket in central Beijing. After scanning several different styles, he picks out an intimidating, thick mask made by 3M, an American conglomerate. He’s buying […]