Now on Taobao: Outsourced Care for Grandma

Soon after China’s revised filial piety law requiring regular visits to aging parents took effect last Monday, entrepreneurs have started offering elder-care services on e-commerce platforms. From The Wall Street...

Sensitive Words: The Romance Is Over

As of March 19, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Leadership Transition: • Tao-Bao (涛宝): Playing on the name of the online shopping site Taobao, this is a term...

Singles’ Day Draws in Online Shoppers

China Daily reports Singles’ Day promotions have successfully draw in online shoppers. This report comes amid  the shift in political power with the 18th party congress and claims of the continuing need for economic growth: By 7...

New Breed of Web Giants Emerging in China looks at Google’s recent list of the most popular websites around the world: The potential scale of China’s future trajectory in this area, was shown by the impressive headline scores of some of the...

Welcome to China’s Parallel Cyber Universe

The Straits Times reports on the failure of international Internet companies to compete with local Chinese counterparts: In China, most global Internet giants live miserable lives. Auction giant eBay, which once controlled as...

Yahoo! In Talks On Record China Investment – Russell Flannery

From Forbes: Web media company Yahoo! is in advanced talks to purchase an approximately 35% stake in China’s biggest homegrown e-commerce company for almost $1 billion, in what would be the biggest investment by a foreign company in China’s Internet industry to date, sources close to the negotiations said. Yahoo! (nasdaq: YHOO – news – […]

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