Retail & Services
E-commerce firms smarten logistics2017-12-04
Major Chinese online retailers are increasing efforts to build intelligent logistics systems, by deploying robots and drones to enhance work efficiency.
Beijing has 524 departure tax refund shops2017-11-27
The number of departure tax refund shops in Beijing has increased to 524 since the city introduced the tax refund policy for overseas tourists in 2015, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Commerce.
Web alliance to fight wildlife market2017-11-23
Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent joined forces this week to combat online trading in wildlife parts, an illicit practice that continues on e-commerce and social media platforms.
Alibaba eyes new offline opportunities2017-11-21
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is expanding into offline retail by acquiring over one-third of the stakes in China's largest hypermarket chain operator.
Guangzhou rental housing scheme gets fresh impetus2017-11-20
State-owned Yuexiu Group and Pearl River Enterprise Group unveiled their subsidiaries for the rental housing business in Guangzhou on Thursday, with local branches of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and China Construction Bank pledging at least 1 trillion yuan ($151 billion) in financial support during the coming five years.
Alibaba wins case over fake reviews, sales2017-11-20
In a landmark decision, a court in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, ruled in favor of e-commerce behemoth Alibaba after it sued a company for fabricating transactions and favorable comments related to online stores. It was the first such case in the country.
E-commerce propels Singles Day sales2017-11-20
Over 168 billion yuan in 24 hours-that translates into $1 billion per hour being spent by bargain hunters during the largest single-day shopping festival on Nov 11.
China's retail sales up 10 pct in October2017-11-15
China's retail sales of consumer goods grew 10 percent year on year in October, down from 10.3 percent registered in September, official data showed Tuesday.
E-commerce boom highlights robust China consumption2017-11-13
The record sales at major Chinese e-commerce sites Saturday offer an insight into the robust domestic demand in the world's second-largest economy.
Spending climbs by 39% on this year's Singles Day2017-11-13
Bargain hunters splurged by spending a record 168.2 billion yuan ($25.3 billion) during this year's Singles Day on Saturday, the world's largest daylong discount gala, as e-commerce giant Alibaba Group took the online shopping spree to brick-and-mortar stores and beyond the nation's borders, banking on China's technological prowess.
未命名_副本.jpg Singles' Day sales at Alibaba hit new high2017-11-13
Trade at Alibaba reached 168.3 billion yuan on Saturday's shopping promotion.
Thinking inside the box - the rising cost of Singles' Day2017-11-10
A rise in the price of corrugated paper has dampened spirits ahead of Saturday's Singles' Day shopping bonanza in China.
Chinese e-commerce firms stock up imports for annual shopping bonanza2017-11-08
A Chinese zone handling cross-border e-commerce logistics has seen a growth in imports as firms prepare for the Singles' Day shopping spree on Saturday.
Green vision in China's red-hot shopping spree2017-11-06
While online marketplaces in China are busy preparing for an upcoming shopping bonanza with promises of faster delivery to woo buyers, the government has started working on addressing the "aftermath" of online sales -- hundreds of millions of tonnes of packaging waste generated across the country each year.
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