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[May 10-16th] Panda Review #3 China digital news of the week


🛍️ E-commerce & Co.

ALIZILA – May 14, 2021

Alibaba News Roundup: Earnings, AliDay and Taobao’s Birthday

The company had set new historical milestones, with its ecosystem serving more than one billion annual active consumers globally and achieving a record RMB8.1 trillion ($1.2 trillion) in GMV this fiscal year.

Global Luxury brands
SCMP – May 16,2021

Global luxury brands stand a better chance of weathering China’s nationalistic consumer fervour

Consumers, especially young ones, are opting for domestic brands amid a wave of patriotism recently exacerbated by a row over cotton produced in the Xinjiang region.

top b2c ecommerce companies 2020
CIW – May 12, 2021

Top 13 global B2C e-commerce companies by GMV, led by Alibaba and Amazon

China has the largest online retail sales of US$1,414.3 billion in 2020, followed by the U.S. with $791.7 billion. China’s online sales accounted for 24.9% of the total retail market. Pinduoduo is among the top 13 companies.

🤳 Digital Marketing, KOL 

KR ASIA – May 17, 2021

Tencent makes another effort to capitalize on WeChat—to finally become an e-commerce power?

The company, which is a prominent investor in Pinduoduo and, steps up its e-commerce game with a standalone group-buying app and new marketing feature, called Xiao’e Pinpin (小鹅拼拼)

JING DAILY – May 13,2021

10 Truths Brands Should Know About Livestreaming in China

E-commerce livestreaming is a shopping mode that enables viewers to purchase goods in real-time while livestreamers conduct demonstrations. The total scale of China’s e-commerce livestreaming industry would reach $307.12 billion in 2021 (1.995 trillion RMB).

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JING DAILY – May 16,2021

4 Strategies for Attracting Repeat Customers In China

China is a large and diverse market, so global brands have found it increasingly difficult to lure and retain repeat customers. Without the right marketing strategy, even the most acclaimed brands can fail or lose market share to upstart competitors.

👀 New Technologies

High tech china
TECHNODE –  May 14, 2021

Beyond 996: a beginner’s guide to China big tech culture

Working in big tech companies in China is certainly grueling, hard, and all-consuming. But it can also be liberating compared to the rigid hierarchies of traditional workplaces.

🏮 A little bit of Culture

China population
RADII May 11, 2021

6 Stunning Statistics from China’s Population Census

The Population Increased to 1.412 Billion, second Children Made Up 50% of All Newborns, the Average Age of People in China is 38.8 Years Old…

Rapper Nineone china
RADII May 13, 2021

“Not Girlboss” — Female Rapper NINEONE Blasted Over “Anti-Feminist” Speech

The 2021 internet buzzword for China’s rising feminist movement is “男女对立” — “antagonism between the sexes”. Just a week ago, the expression trended again on Weibo after an on-stage statement by female rapper NINEONE. 

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Kantar china
KANTA May, 2021

Top 50 Kantar BrandZ™ Chinese Global Brand Builders 2021

Although impacted by the pandemic, Chinese brands continued their brand building investment to grow their business overseas.