China

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Shopping by smartphone is experiencing a growth spurt, and soon m-commerce revenues could amount to 20 percent of total e-commerce revenues in the PRC. Charts and graphs tell the score.

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It’s not always the most welcoming of hugs, but major brick-and-mortar retailers operating in China have embraced e-commerce as an essential part of their strategy for reaching the country’s fast-growing ranks of free spenders.

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A survey by Forrester Research found that Chinese consumers rank the service they get online as equal to or better than the treatment they get from many banks, airlines and hotels.

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The importance of China's intensifying battle for dominance of the mobile e-commerce market is reflected in several fresh reports showing how fast, and why, consumers are adopting smartphones and tablets to buy all manner of goods and services.

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As Internet access continues to become available in China’s impoverished countryside, enterprising farmers are replacing shovels and hoes with keyboards and mice by starting their own online shops, says a report on "Taobao Villages."

What started more than a year ago as an experiment by Tmall.com, China’s largest B2C shopping website, and the U.S.

China's digitally savvy young people are piling into e-payments provider Alipay's investment fund, which in just over six months has grown into the 14th-largest money market fund in the world.

The Chinese websites that started and are the principal promoters of China's biggest online sale came out as the overwhelming market-share leaders during the 24-hour spendfest this year.

Alibaba Group and leading white-goods and electronics manufacturer Haier Group have formed a strategic partnership to jointly develop online sales and delivery of household appliances throughout Ch

Alibaba Group is pushing millions of merchants selling on its Taobao shopping marketplaces to adopt mobile e-commerce through a RMB 500 million ($82 million) investment program that includes giving

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