As a foreign tech company in China, getting a leg up from a Chinese tech giant can be good for business.

Here we listed three foreign companies that leveraged the help of Chinese tech giants to scale their business or lower the cost of expanding in China.

Mei.com, a luxury and fashion sales website, partnered with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Alibaba strategically invested over a $100 million USD in Mei.com on July 2015. Since then, the two companies have been collaborating on technology-driven changes in the traditional fashion industry.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com