Alibaba and Amazon Face Rivals in Cross-border E-commerce Race

Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou, China | Source: Reuters

A Chinese government push to promote e-commerce has created a host of online retail rivals for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc catering to shoppers’ fears about the quality and safety of local everyday goods.

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China’s Elusive Fashion Capital, Part 1

Beijing (L) and Shanghai (R) skylines | Source: Shutterstock

Almost every major fashion country has one city that shines brighter than the rest. But China’s vast, diverse market defies the norm. In Part 1 of a two-part investigation, we examine the fashion capitals of Shanghai and Beijing. Next month, in Part 2, we explore Hong Kong and Guangzhou.

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Swimming Against the Hong Kong Tide

Konzepp storefront in Sheung Wan | Source: Courtesy

Five years since Konzepp helped transform the sleepy Sheung Wan district into a hipster zone, owner Geoff Tsui is crossing the harbour to the buzzing quarter of Tsim Sha Tsui with his fourth niche boutique, located in Hong Kong’s K11 ‘art mall.’

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Alibaba and Tencent Spend Billions in Race to be China’s One-stop Online Shop

Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou, China | Source: Reuters

Alibaba and Tencent spent more than $8 billion last year alone backing often strikingly similar ventures, as the Chinese Internet giants race to create online one-stop-shops to win the digital loyalty of a tenth of the world’s population.

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