Retail & Services
China's retail sales up 10.4 pct in Jan-Sept2017-10-20
China's retail sales of consumer goods grew 10.4 percent year on year to 26.32 trillion yuan (3.97 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first nine months of 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Thursday.
Online retail sales in rural China up 38 pct2017-10-16
Online retail sales in rural China soared 38.1 percent year on year to 729 billion yuan (110 billion U.S. dollars) in the Jan.-Aug. period, according to the China International Electronic Commerce Center.
China expects stronger postal industry2017-10-10
China will strengthen its fast-growing postal industry, an official said on the 48th World Post Day on Monday.
Cross-border e-commerce shines bright in logistics upgrade2017-10-09
Government measures to facilitate trade have helped them in several ways, including logistics, customs and cross-border payments.
Dalian airport to open duty-free store2017-09-22
A new duty-free store will open this month at the airport in Dalian, a port city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, to encourage consumption by Chinese and foreign inbound passengers.
Logistics firms gear up for Singles Day2017-09-21
Delivery firms and pickup stations are getting ready for the world's largest shopping festival on Nov 11 organized by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, as its logistics arm Cainiao Network Technology Co Ltd prepares for the event with a vast, military-scale campaign.
State Council extends cross-border zones to facilitate e-commerce2017-09-21
China will set up more cross-border e-commerce pilot zones to facilitate trade and boost China's global competitiveness, under a decision made at a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.
Courier services to deliver 1 bln items for "Singles' Day"2017-09-21
China Express Association predicted Wednesday that the industry would handle more than 1 billion packages for "Singles' Day" shopping between Nov. 11 and Nov. 16.
China plans more pilot zones for cross-border e-commerce2017-09-21
China will establish new pilot zones for cross-border e-commerce in cities with development potential, the State Council, China's cabinet, said Wednesday.
Home-sharing services gather pace, grow fast2017-09-04
Airbnb Inc, a US-based home-sharing service provider, is ramping up its efforts in the Chinese market, doubling its investment and tripling its Chinese workforce this year, to focus on millennials who are looking for a new travel experiences around the world.
Big retail should be enhanced by social media opportunities2017-08-24
Social media is set to become a major gateway to shopping rather than a mere communication portal, as the younger generation of buyers are inclined to make purchases while watching livestreaming shows, according to a latest survey.
China's online shopping makes life easier2017-08-24
"China's online shopping makes life easier!" exclaimed Afu, in fluent Chinese mandarin, when talking about how his life was changed by this "great new invention".
Over 70 percent of Chinese consumers aware of sustainable consumption2017-08-24
More than 70 percent of Chinese consumers understood sustainable consumption, according to a report released by the China Chain Store and Franchise Association.
Malls must evolve to attract business2017-08-22
The traditional retail industry is facing new challenges due to the impact of online shopping and changing consumer behavior, and malls are upgrading their business models through various kinds of innovations.
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