In a bid to prevent users from venturing out of their proprietary environment, Alibaba and Tencent are aggressively adopting a walled garden strategy.
This week, various economic indicators released on the Chinese economy showed slower growth and Alibaba invested in Snapchat
With its huge scale and steps toward global dominance, can anyone rival Alibaba’s might in China’s e-commerce sector?
The sharing economy has been threatening traditional industries in the West. Now it’s gaining a foothold in China.
This week, all eyes were on the 2014 China GDP figure, which at 7.4% was lower than the target of 7.5%; Tencent created a mini ad frenzy on WeChat; and LeTV’s electric car plans inched a step closer to fruition.
This week, the Shanghai Composite Index reached a 40-month peak; experts speculated on future PBOC rate cuts, following last week’s interest rate cut which was the first since 2012; and Tencent and Alibaba locked horns.
What industry incumbents can learn from the forces that guide market entry.
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?
Innovation Works, the Beijing-headquartered incubator founded by former Google China chief Kai-Fu Lee, has set up a base in Silicon Valley. Chris Evdemon, who is spearheading Innvation Works’ US foray, explains the rationale.
WeChat, China’s wildly popular social messaging app, is experimenting with mobile commerce in a bid to become an all-in-one platform. What are the odds of success? Twenty two-year-old Yin Junyu has been selling fashion accessories made of synthetic pearls and designer jewelry replicas for the last two years at a small store in Beijing’s Tongzhou […]