Posts Tagged ‘B2C’

Alibaba Closes Offices In India

China and IndiaOver the past few months, China-based Alibaba has closed four enterprise e-commerce platform offices in India. According to reports in …


Is Alibaba Starting Its Own SME Investment Bank?

RMBWhat better way to cash-out your cronies, pay back local government officials, and inject some capital into s business than …


Alibaba’s South China Morning Post Purchase Puts Focus On News Coverage

Chinese e-commerce boss Jack Ma is emulating America’s Amazon.com boss Jeff Bezos, who recently purchased The Washington Post, by purchasing his own media empire in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post. Alibaba Group Holding Limited says it has entered into a definite agreement to acquire the South China Morning Post and other media assets […]


China’s Baidu Is Increasing Its Indian E-commerce Exposure?

Chinese search engine company Baidu reportedly plans to acquire a controlling stake in Mydala.com, a leading e-commerce platform for discounted products in India. According to reports in Indian local media, Baidu expressed an intention to acquire a majority stake in Mydala.com and the investment can reach up to USD100 million, which is about CNY630 million. […]


Lenovo’s Internet Business Platform Unveils Smart Consumer Products

Lenovo Group announced in Beijing that the company has launched an Internet business platform named Lenovo New Business Development and the platform also released the first batch of three innovative products: smart glasses, smart air purifier, and smart router. Adopting equity participation and collaboration methods, Lenovo NBD opens its software and hardware development, market, channel, […]


Alibaba Attacks Fake Chinese Goods Ahead Of IPO

Because Chinese manufacturers have a poor overseas reputation for creating shoddy goods and the Chinese government has been criticized for not doing enough to halt fake products, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is now trying to cull counterfeit goods from its own websites. Alibaba announced on its English blog that the group’s international B2B website Alibaba.com […]


Taobao.com, Coach Form Internet Alliance Against Chinese Fakes

Coach, a leading American designer and maker of luxury lifestyle handbags and accessories, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Taobao.com, the Chinese Internet shopping subsidiary of Alibaba Group, to prevent the sale of fake Coach products on this Chinese website. This is reportedly the first time for Coach to cooperate in this manner with […]


360Buy.com Promises Chinese Writers Commissions On Book Sales

Chinese B2C e-commerce website 360buy.com has announced that it has launched a campaign starting from June 1, 2011, to return 3% of its sales of books to the original writers. 360buy.com plans to operate this subsidy scheme for three years. Writers who want to gain the subsidy need to register, and once approved by 360buy.com, […]


Alibaba.com Dumps Chinese Manufacturer After U.S. Political Pressure

Chinese Internet sourcing behemoth Alibaba.com has bowed to complaints from a United States senator that the website was helping to promote counterfeit goods. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that Alibaba.com has taken down 421 advertisements for counterfeit D’Addario guitar string products being manufactured in China. Last week, Schumer reportedly visited D’Addario’s facilities in new York […]


Beijing E-commerce Committee To Fight Poor Competitive Practices

The Beijing E-commerce Industry Collaboration Committee has been established to encourage resource sharing and industry self-regulation, and to resist unhealthy competition. Chinese e-commerce and industry websites, including Hc360.com, Dhgate.com, 99114.com, Zhongsou.com, expressed their support for the newly established committee and said they promise to be honest and self-disciplined to resist unhealthy competition and to create […]