Scale and differing corporate cultures and business model may prove obstacles for Suning to integrate Carrefour China, says one expert.
The market experienced a period of boom and bust in 2016–2017, as smaller platforms lost both broadcasters and users.
On Friday, Zhaopin.com announced their annual China Best Employer Award with Tencent as the #1 employer in China. This annual award is jointly issued by Zhaopin and Peking University’s Institute of Social Science Survey. Now in its 11th consecutive year, the award has become a valuable reference for job seekers in China. This year, more than […]
As “new retail” changes from jargon to oft-used phrase, Tencent has thrown their hat into the ring. However, they don’t plan on opening their own stores (the WeChat pop-up seems to have been exactly that). Rather they want to be the foundation to help the retail industry achieve two goals: the digital upgrade of stores and […]
Reading entertainment news and content economy business insights published by Chinese media, it’s not surprising to see the direct use of the term “IP” (in Chinese). This intellectual property’s abbreviated form in Chinese context now refers to concepts of authenticity, brands, characters, stories, and even prototypes of ancient myths. Major entertainment and cultural players are […]
Alibaba’s expansion to brick-and-mortar stores started two years ago with a series of investments and acquisitions that worth as much as US$8 billion. To strengthen the offline foray, the Chinese e-commerce giant, which earns hefty profit margin because it does not hold inventories, is rewriting its asset-light model by opening Hema Xiansheng brand and Alibaba […]
The specter of recently failed expansions now haunts all globalizing Chinese firms.
China has become addicted to debt. Now, its tech industry is hooked too.
Vision plays a central role in human cognition. While we use eyes to see things and the brain to interpret and coordinate, it is difficult for computers or robots to duplicate the way human perceive and visually sense the world around them. Computer vision is the science that aims to give a similar capability to […]
If you are a company that runs online payment services in China, you must obtain a license to legally conduct the transactions in the country. That’s a basic rule. But for Chinese firms who want to dip their toes in payment industry, getting a license to legalize their status as an online payment agency is becoming […]