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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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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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Amazon sets up shop in Alibaba’s Tmall

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US E-COMMERCE GIANT Amazon has announced the launch of a virtual storefront on Alibaba’s B2C e-commerce site Tmall. The Tmall store is Amazon China’s direct import business, which primarily covers food, women’s shoes, toys, maternity goods and kitchenware. Amazon’s Tmall store The store, which is set to officially launch in April, aims to provide premium […]

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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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