An advisory on Douyin advocates for a “healthy” livestream on April 12, 2019. Douyin bans content that are political and sexual in nature, and livestreamers found guilty could have their accounts banned permanently. (Image Credit: TechNode/Eugene Tang)

Douyin’s attempt to crack the short video code

An advisory on Douyin advocates for a “healthy” livestream on April 12, 2019. Douyin bans content that are political…


What Bilibili stakes reveal about Alibaba's and Tencent's content strategies

(Image credit: Bilibili) Alibaba announced in February that its e-commerce subsidiary Taobao acquired 24 million shares…


For holiday spending, Chinese consumers favor brick and mortar

(Image credit: Bailey Hu/TechNode) With the Chinese New Year holidays coming Feb. 4 to 10, Chinese consumers are…


China's thirst for coffee underlies the rapid rise of Luckin Coffee

  When Starbucks came to China, it promised to open a new store every 15 hours. Luckin Coffee opens a new shop…


How Singles' Day's little brother packs new-retail punch

(Image Credit: Alibaba) Double 12, which is named after the date on which it falls—Dec. 12—is yet another online…


Slow growth aside, Singles' Day displayed its value to China retail

Image credit: Alibaba China’s largest e-commerce platforms have smashed records again in this year’s Singles’ Day.…


New Retail tech is backbone of Singles’ Day for Alibaba

Alibaba unit Cainiao's new smart warehouse is powered by robots and IoT. (Image credit: Alibaba)  Singles’ Day, the…