Blog

By Melanie Lee | Sep 29, 2014 | 19:24

Chinese tourists renting their holiday apartments on Airbnb can now pay using their Alipay accounts, Airbnb announced today. Unlike hotel rooms that can look pretty much the same, Airbnb allows...

photo of keyboard with piggy bank
By Jim Erickson | Sep 29, 2014 | 18:05

A financial services company affiliated with Alibaba Group, China’s largest e-commerce company, has received government approval to set up a private bank, China's banking regulator said today. The...

illustration of Swiss Army Knife
By Jim Erickson | Sep 26, 2014 | 14:54

Yu’e Bao, the online investment platform built around China’s largest money market fund, is evolving into an Internet-based financial management tool for consumers following the addition of several...

Alibaba illustration of computer and wheelchair
By Susan Wang | Sep 24, 2014 | 17:32

A dog and a computer changed Dong Jian’s life. Diagnosed at age 2 with progressive spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that destroys muscle control, the Chengdu, China, native found himself...

Trademark and lock illustration
By Jim Erickson | Sep 15, 2014 | 13:16

A 2014 business confidence survey by the European Chamber of Commerce found that nearly one out of four European companies consider intellectual property protection to be one of the top three...

Illustration of birthday cupcake
By Alizila staff | Sep 11, 2014 | 14:23

Jack Ma, founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, China's largest e-commerce company, is fond of saying that he wants Alibaba to be around for 102 years, long enough to be in existence in...