Tag: E-Commerce

China, U.S. Talk Norms in Cyberspace – What Do They Mean?

Experts from China and the United States recently met in Washington in the first formal sessions of the Senior Experts Group on International Norms and Related Issues and had ‘”positive, in-depth and constructive” discussions regarding state behavior in cyberspace, as...

/ June 10, 2016

China Plugs Cross-border E-commerce Import Tax Loophole

The Chinese government has for the first time clarified tax policies for goods imported under the cross-border e-commerce model in an effort to regain control of the loosely regulated market. This new policy can enable foreign merchants to sell imported...

/ May 9, 2016

Major Chinese O2O Websites Merge in $20 Billion Deal

Shuang Shan Meituan.com and Dianping Holdings Ltd, two of China’s largest online local service platforms, have agreed to set up a new company—creating the largest Online to Offline (O2O) business in China. The merger, one of the largest deals ever...

/ October 9, 2015
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$4.6 Billion Investment to Ally Alibaba with Suning Electronics Retailer

By Lauren Dodillet Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will invest $4.56 billion into Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd to accumulate a sum 19.99 percent share in the electronics company, a joint statement announced Monday. In return, Suning will purchase a 1.1...

/ August 13, 2015

Alibaba Stops Early IPO Orders Halfway Through Roadshow

By Ellen Huber Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. plans to stop taking orders for the early sale of its $21 billion initial public offering (IPO) today for US investors and on Wednesday for European and Asian investors after having already received...

/ September 16, 2014

Alibaba Launches Investor Roadshow Ahead of IPO

By Ellen Huber The world’s largest e-commerce company—China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.—yesterday launched ten days of investor meetings in advance of its record-breaking initial public offering (IPO), reports Bloomberg. The IPO—set to hit the trading floor on September 19—is predicted...

/ September 9, 2014

Amazon Looks to Expand China Presence via Shanghai Free Trade Zone

By Ellen Huber Amazon.com will soon open a logistics warehouse and set up operations in China’s Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), according to an August 20 announcement reported by Reuters. The US e-commerce giant will also be allowed to ship...

/ August 28, 2014

Internet Finance in China: Will it Disrupt Traditional Banking?

By Ana Swanson Like many businesses the world over, investment in China has gone mobile. Just ask Yang Ren Jun, a 26-year-old translator and interpreter in Shanghai. Yang initially invested ¥3,000 ($483) in a new online investment service called Yu’e...

/ July 21, 2014

Video: What You Should Know about the Alibaba IPO

By Randy Wang In a period that’s been characterized by rapid innovation in China’s high technology sector, Alibaba’s IPO—potentially one of the largest public offerings of all time—has been one of the most widely-anticipated events of the year. The IPO...

/ June 6, 2014

JD.com Exceeds Expectations on $1.78 Billion NASDAQ Listing

China’s second-largest e-retailer raised $1.78 billion during its May 21 initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ exchange. JD.com, also known as Jingdong, exceeded investor expectations in an offering that is the latest in a long line of Chinese technology...

/ May 22, 2014