Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba has launched the overseas version of its group buying website Juhuasuan.com for Hong Kong and Taiwan markets, representing an important step into Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.
Chinese Internet portal NetEase.com has launched a new coupon platform, Quan.163.com, marking its latest online move following the unveiling of its recent lottery and insurance e-commerce businesses.
Youa.com, the lifestyle information platform owned by Chinese search engine Baidu, has gained joint investments from the venture capital organization IDG-Accel and Qiming Venture Partners, and it will now officially start independent operations.
Alipay.com, the third-party Internet payment subsidiary of the Chinese B2B e-commerce group Alibaba, has launched a new Internet trading platform for second-hand products.
Chinese Internet company Tencent has announced at its e-commerce annual meeting that the company plans to launch a B2B2C platform in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Chinese B2B e-commerce group Alibaba has announced that to serve the customers more effectively and to ensure the competitiveness and innovation of Taobao.com, the group has decided to separate this subsidiary into three independent companies.
Chinese Internet search engine company Baidu.com announced last week that it has started business adjustments concerning its Youa platform, and the consumer-to-consumer business of the platform will be closed in one month.
The public relations department of Chinese search engine Baidu.com has confirmed to local media that Li Mingyuan, general manager for Baidu.com’s Internet shopping branch Baidu Youa, is departing the company for personal reasons.