Browsing: Chinas

Rampant click fraud on China’s internet hurts digital advertisers

Retail giants like P&G and Unilever invest billions of dollars a year in advertising on China’s digital media platforms in the hopes of reaching the country’s 1.4 billion consumers, but one in three “hits” are generated


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Tencent bets China’s shopping malls can be fashionable again as it leads $5.4 billion Wanda deal

China’s top think tank predicted in 2016 that one in three of the country’s estimated 4,000 shopping malls would close within five years as consumer spending shifted online and millennials prefer swiping through websites than ruffling


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Behind the great firewall, China’s internet is thriving – even in rural areas

When farmer Hu Guizhi got her first smartphone last year, she mastered a new skill that would end up saving lots of trips to town: online payments. “Now I send red packets, shop online, top up


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China’s village people fast to adopt mobile payments

With the growth of popular mobile payment services, consumers and businesses in hundreds of thousands of villages across China are embracing a new era of convenient, cashless transactions. For orange orchard owner Fang Zhi, who lives


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China’s November retail sales rise as malls hold their own against the onslaught of online retailers

Major department stores and shopping malls in China reported an increase in sales in November, with the categories expanding by 3.2 per cent and 7.4 per cent, respectively, compared with the same period in 2016. These


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China’s biggest internet firms offer millions, keeping users glued to their apps  

Consumers in China are in for a huge treat as some of the country’s biggest internet companies give away money as reward to customers using their apps ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. Alibaba Group


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Where China’s tech giants may face the limitations of innovation

China’s biggest tech companies are emblems of national pride. When the government decides upon a priority, Tencent Holdings, Alibaba Group Holding and Baidu are often asked to help devise the technology to achieve it. The companies


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How online shopping minted Tonglu’s billionaires and made it China’s happiest county

Tonglu in China’s eastern coastal province of Zhejiang has achieved the distinction of being the country’s “happiest” county for three consecutive years from 2015. The ranking by the China Institute of City Competitiveness had coincided with


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Meet the used car dealer who sold 1 million vehicles to China’s ride hailing giant Didi 

For the poster child of China’s sharing economy, investing US$200 million in an online used car sales business had many scratching their heads. After all, Didi Chuxing co-founder Cheng Wei once declared that buying a car


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Meal delivery is shaping up to be the next battlefront for China’s tech giants 

Thomas Chen, a resident of the southern coastal city of Shenzhen, said he cannot remember the last time he left his flat to buy a takeaway meal. Like many other consumers in the densely packed Chinese


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