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When it comes to unmanned shops, Alibaba’s determined to fake it till it makes it

On June 17, Nikkei Asian Review published a story titled China’s unmanned store boom ends as quickly as it began. Examples…

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A great quarter for Tencent and Alibaba despite storm clouds

China’s two biggest internet companies have announced healthy results. Reuters reports: Tencent Holdings Ltd posted record quarterly profit on Wednesday,…

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China Business Corner: The new WeChat and its ‘Top Stories’ feature

China Business Corner is a weekly window into Chinese-language coverage of business, technology, and the broader economy, brought to you…

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Will Alibaba make investors smile in New York as trade negotiators clash in Beijing?

Tomorrow in Beijing, Trump’s team of negotiators sits down with Xi’s men to discuss trade. Bloomberg reports that China has already stopped…

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Rampant sexist job ads in China ‘do not reflect our values,’ say apologetic tech companies

On April 23, Human Rights Watch released a bombshell report exposing widespread sexism in job ads from nearly all of China’s…

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Alibaba plans dual listing on mainland China stock market

Alibaba is one of the world’s most successful tech companies, and the largest ecommerce company in China. Its market cap…

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Hole in the wall 2.0: How China’s food delivery industry is changing the restaurant business

Ever wonder why ordering takeout is so cheap in China? While Alibaba and Tencent jostle for dominance in the waimai…

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U.S. blocks sale of MoneyGram to Jack Ma company

Concerns over control of the private data of American citizens have scuttled a $1.2 billion deal. This is a blow…

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Singles Day wraps up a $25 billion shopping spree

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SCMP appoints technology leader Liu to spearhead 113-year-old publication’s digital evolution

"The South China Morning Post has appointed technology leader Gary Liu as its chief executive officer, with effect from January…

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Opinion: China’s right: Smartphones are a big reason Trump can’t win a trade war

"There’s an asymmetry here that Mr. Trump seems unaware of. Apple can’t build an iPhone without China, but China can…

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China’s tech giants are cloning the Apple Store

Alibaba and DJI, facing a slowdown in the growth of ecommerce, are turning toward physical stores, which can offer customers…

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Swinging Singles’ Day: Alibaba holiday drives shoppers in China

"Singles’ Day poses something of a quandary for China’s government, which welcomes the shot in the arm to the economy…

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Alibaba posts $1 billion in sales in the first five minutes of the Singles’ Day shopping event

Alibaba enlisted top celebrities, including the Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson, to drum up attention on its 24-hour shopping event of…

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Alibaba expected to rake in record $20 billion in Singles’ Day sales this Friday

On Singles’ Day last year, held on November 11 and “featuring awkward appearances from James Bond and Frank Underwood,” Alibaba…

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