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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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China’s Singles’ Day shopping craze turns into environmental nightmare

As “China recycles less than 20% of packaging waste,” the “1 billion parcels expected to crisscross [the] country in coming…

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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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Marks & Spencer to shutter China stores

The British retailer will close 10 department stores and lay off more than 400 workers in mainland China, where it…

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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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The stage is set for the Amazon vs. Alibaba battle in Southeast Asia

After reaching into each other’s home markets and beginning to compete in India, the American and Chinese online shopping giants…

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