10 Interesting Facts About China’s Richest Man Jack Ma

Nov 29

10 Interesting Facts About China’s Richest Man Jack Ma

Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, has recently overtaken Wang Jianlin of Dalian Wanda Group as China’s richest man. There are many things that make Jack Ma unique among China’s business elite, such as his humble upbringing and lack of political connections from the start. Also, as opposed to most founders of successful...

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Infographic: 11.11.2017 – China Shopping Festival in Numbers

Nov 22

Infographic: 11.11.2017 – China Shopping Festival in Numbers

This year singles day was another record setting China shopping festival. With every ecommerce operator beating last year’s sales, Alibaba was still in the lead. In the last few years, Chinese Singles’ Day or Guanggun Jie (光棍节) has become the biggest China shopping festival. This is the day when young people celebrate the fact of being single. The date,...

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Taobao Villages: How Ecommerce Helps China’s Rural Economy

Aug 16

Taobao Villages: How Ecommerce Helps China’s Rural Economy

Over the last couple of years, ecommerce giants like Alibaba and JD.com have been cooperating with the government to plug China’s rural market into its vast online economy. The phenomenon of so called Taobao villages is one of the consequences of this approach. China is one of world’s fastest urbanizing society in absolute terms. Although decreasing...

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What Does It Take to Break Into Chinese Market?

Aug 09

What Does It Take to Break Into Chinese Market?

This article was first published by Hal Conick of American Marketing Association (AMA.org).  A growing internet user base means a smaller world for marketers. How can marketers break into markets like Japan, China and Germany? Marketing News spoke with experts from across the world to find out. The first interview about breaking into Chinese market is with Val...

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Looking for love in China? The List of 6 Most Popular Chinese Dating Apps

Jun 14

Looking for love in China? The List of 6 Most Popular Chinese Dating Apps

Online dating in China has never been bigger and Chinese dating apps are where the action is. Looking for lifetime partner, casual date, romantic dinner or a quick hook up – rest assured that there is an app for it in China, although it isn’t the one you are familiar with at home. Here is our review of the most popular Chinese dating apps: Momo (陌陌) Momo is, by far,...

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5 Reasons Why Chinese Sharing Economy Future Is Looking Promising

May 24

5 Reasons Why Chinese Sharing Economy Future Is Looking Promising

In this post we are going to have a closer look at five main drivers powering fast growing Chinese sharing economy. In our earlier article, we have introduced six most innovative services that have developed around various concepts of Chinese sharing economy. Some of those companies, like DiDi, have grown enormous within record time, swallowing rivals and winning...

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