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Singles Day

Bare Branches

What began as an impromptu attempt at self-mockery has turned into the world’s largest shopping day. But Singles Day in…

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Live-blogging Alibaba’s insane Tmall Double Eleven Gala

7:35pm Elaine: Hey what’s up SupChina friends! We’re ready to kick this thing off tonight. In case you have no…

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Singles Day preview: Join us on Saturday for a liveblog extravaganza

Before the craziness begins at midnight for China’s annual 11.11 Global Shopping Day, a.k.a. Singles Day (guānggùn jié 光棍节), a.k.a. Double Eleven…

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Singles Day wraps up a $25 billion shopping spree

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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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News roundup: Would China win a trade war with the U.S.?

Top China news for November 11, 2016. Get this daily digest delivered to your inbox by signing up at supchina.com/subscribe.

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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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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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Millennials drive Chinese online consumer boom

Thanks to the busy lives of young shoppers, ecommerce sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) are growing seven times faster…

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Alibaba earnings show it again defying China’s slowdown

Alibaba reported a second-quarter increase in sales of 55 percent compared with the same period a year earlier, though the…

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