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China express delivery boom driven by e-commerce

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EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICE is booming in China, thanks to major growth in its e-commerce industry.  More than 8,000 express delivery firms operate in China to accommodate growing demand for goods purchased online.  According to a Xinhua report, an estimated 10.2 packages were delivered per person in the past year. Express delivery is leading the growth […]

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Uber taxi service faces uphill battle in China

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TAXI-BOOKING SERVICE Uber has faced legal challenges and fierce competition with domestic companies in China since its soft-landing in Shanghai in late 2013. According to a statement made last Wednesday, Uber’s major competitor DiDi Kuaidi – the result of a merger last February between China’s two largest taxi-booking companies – has allegedly raised more than […]

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Copyright rules strengthened

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CHINA’S NATIONAL COPYRIGHT Administration (NCA) has issued a statement urging online streaming services to stop providing unlicensed music to users. On Thursday 9th July, the copyright regulator announced that online streaming providers have until the end of July to remove any unlicensed music and that stricter rules will be enforced. According to the order, those […]

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Fast food, fast competition

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McDONALD’S AND YUM Brands Inc., KFC’s parent company, are looking to add digital options in China that will make their fast food sales even faster and win back business after a rough year in the critical Chinese market. McDonald’s will start testing mobile ordering and mobile payment in China under a pilot program in the current third quarter. The […]

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China set to accelerate broadband speed and cut prices

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IN A DRIVE to bring the internet to more of the population, China’s State Council has announced plans to increase access to broadband in the country, particularly to more rural areas, and to decrease prices. Whilst initial plans were announced as part of the “Internet Plus” initiative earlier this year, the announcement for broadband extension […]

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JD Worldwide platform to compete with Alibaba’s Tmall

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CHINA’S SECOND LARGEST e-commerce company, JD.com, has launched its new foreign products platform, JD Worldwide, in an attempt to compete with Alibaba’s Tmall Global site. China’s cross-border e-commerce retail market is expected to reach Rmb1.8tr by 2020, with a rising annual growth rate of 52% from 2014 to 2020. Following recent government policies to promote e-commerce, […]

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Royal Mail to deliver UK products via Tmall store

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ROYAL MAIL, THE recently listed British postal company, has announced that it will set up a store on Alibaba’s Tmall site. The news comes following the announcement by Amazon that it will launch its own store on Tmall, as well as maintaining its own Amazon.cn website. Alibaba’s Tmall Global (Tmall.com) connects 302 million online Chinese […]

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Alibaba bringing e-commerce to the New Silk Road

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ALIBABA, China’s E-COMMERCE pioneer that raised US$25bn when it listed on the NYSE in September 2014, has announced plans to gain a strong position on the New Silk Road. Signing agreements with Gansu province, Ningxia province and Xinjiang autonomous region, Alibaba intends to continue its reach across China’s e-commerce market. The plans also involve cloud […]

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