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The China Edit | Chinese Tourist Spending Falls, Alibaba Hits Australia

This week, why the average Chinese tourist is spending less abroad, while the Alibaba Group expands into Australia and New Zealand.
Group of Chinese tourists arriving at Hallstatt, Austria by boat | Source: Shutterstock
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  • Edwin Jiang

"Average Chinese Tourist Spending is Declining, But It's Not All Bad News" (Jing Daily)
"Whereas Hong Kong has seen both average spending and the number of tourists from China decline, most destinations continue seeing their Chinese arrivals surge amid declining average spending."

"Alibaba Expands Presence in Australia, New Zealand" (Reuters)
"Chinese online retailer Alibaba Group opened its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne on Saturday, its first expansion in the region."

"China's Central Bank Starts Year of the Rooster with 'Groundbreaking' Broad Rise in Money Market Rates" (South China Morning Post)
"Move sends clear signal that Beijing is tightening its monetary policy in the face of pressures that are threatening to weaken the yuan."

"Alibaba Said to Lead $200 Million Funding for Paytm's E-Commerce Unit" (Bloomberg)
"A valuation of over $1.1 billion makes the spinoff India's newest unicorn, and its founder and chief executive officer Vijay Shekhar Sharma a unicorn-founder twice over."

"How Chinese Mobile Payments Are Quietly Conquering the World" (Jing Daily)
"What was once a strictly domestic affair has expanded abroad, with China's mobile payment providers now battling for Chinese tourists' mobile payments on the global stage."

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