JD takes aim at lower-tier markets with re-brand of Pinduoduo clone

Workers stroll through the lobby at online retailer JD's Beijing headquarters, pictured here in November 2018. (Image…


A user opens the Xiaohongshu app. (Image credit: TechNode/Eugene Tang)

Xiaohongshu returns to Chinese Android stores after 3 month ban

A user opens the Xiaohongshu app. (Image credit: TechNode/Eugene Tang) Chinese social e-commerce site Xiaohongshu…


Fosun ups stake in Chinese parenting site Babytree for $5.8 million

Founder and CEO Wang Huainan was Babytree Group's largest shareholder until the Fosun International investment on Oct.…


Chinese influencer platform Ruhnn facing multiple US lawsuits over IPO

(Image credit: Ruhnn) Chinese influence incubator Ruhnn Holdings is facing class action lawsuits filed by more than 10…


Suning testing coffee, tea offerings in Xiaodian convenience stores

Interior of a Suning Xiaodian coffee shop on the second floor of a convenience store in Nanjing. (Image credit:……


Meituan shares hit historical high after Golden Week surge

A Meituan employee on his bike in Shanghai on March 23, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi) Shares in Meituan…


Chinese proptech firm Fangdd files for US IPO targeting $150 million

Screenshot of Fangdd website. (Image credit: TechNode) Chinese online real estate marketplace Fangdd on Wednesday filed…


Fresh produce e-commerce platform Benlai inks $200 million funding deal

A supermarket advertises fresh produce in Shanghai on March 22, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Cassidy McDonald) Benlai,…


Tencent leads E-round funding in Chinese online educator Vipkid

(Image Credit: Vipkid) Tencent has led E-round funding in Vipkid, one of China's largest online English-language…


Tencent’s approach to smart retail as an enabler

Houfer Chen, director of Tencent Smart Retail (Image credit: Tencent) China's tech giants are moving rapidly to take…