E-commerce in China has driven innovative approaches not yet seen in the West.
China is re-inventing ways to make online shopping more fun, and it's proving very successful indeed.
The same technological forces that make the Wuhan outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response.
Jack Ma speaks at a meeting of the World Economic Forum Foundation in 2015.
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From helping fight coronavirus to supporting education and biodiversity projects, China's tech billionaires have moved boldly into philanthropy, continuing what is an ancient tradition.
From premium to premiums.
It seems no traditional finance company is safe from the marauding tech giants.
Before taking on tech giants, shatter a few misconceptions.
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Advocates and opponents of breaking up Facebook, Google and other technology giants are falling prey to some serious misconceptions.
What goes up …
Even Amazon can't defy gravity forever.
Those cheap fakes might be tempting, but the hidden costs are high.
The Trump administration recently announced a plan to curb counterfeiting on websites and at ports of entry. But what's missing is the role consumers play in supporting this criminal activity.
A mascot for Alibaba’s online shopping site Tmall urges customers to buy on Singles Day.
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Chinese customers spend billions on Nov. 11. Why, and what does it mean for the global retail marketplace?
Delivery bots, maintenance drones and care robots are all being tested in real world contexts – and that's just the beginning.
Alibaba celebrates its retail success with actor Daniel Craig.
Old retail might be dying in the West, but it's been given new life in China.
Make sure you’re a good citizen.
Plans for China to rate its citizens for their trustworthiness have been depicted as uniquely Chinese. Don't be so sure.
WeChat has transformed from a social media to a payment platform (among other things) and had success in China. Could Australia be next?
While Apple Pay may have won the battle against some of Australia’s banks, it may lose the war against the providers of digital wallets, such as Tencent and Alibaba.
Alibaba Founder and CEO, Jack Ma meeting with David Cameron the then UK Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street during his visit to London in October 2015.
Cross-border tech deals are on the rise, meaning the usual expectations on acquisitions are changing.
Supporting an infant industry.
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A new industry is being created under President Xi Jinping. Meet the two men making it happen.
Algorithms have the potential to change every business.
The disruption happening thanks to algorithms is happening all around us.
Taylor Swift hopes to outfox the counterfeiters.
The singer-songwriter has signed deals with two Chinese retailers to sell authentic merchandise in the country in hopes of stemming the tide of knockoffs.
Riyadh’s market on the rise?
Saudi Arabia’s largest lender, National Commercial Bank (NCB) has attracted 215.8 billion riyals (US$58 billion) of bids from about 1.2m investors following its initial public offering. Despite attracting…
He’s having a laugh: Jack Ma with the NYSE traders.
Greed is still good. Wall Street has just witnessed its largest ever stock market launch as Chinese internet giant Alibaba raised some $25 billion and watched its share price rise by 35% on its first day’s…
Alibaba CEO Jack Ma gets thumbs up from investors.
Alibaba shares will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange in a record-breaking initial public offering(IPO) which could end up raising US$25 billion. Investors have bought into a new kind of internet…
It’s not a bubble when everyone’s in it.
A recent flurry of business mergers and acquisitions and stock market flotations in the US has prompted some financial commentators to predict a new tech bubble. The size of these buyouts and IPOs, and…