Platform News: China's Alibaba online marketplace

Alibaba creates virtual idol to promote Olympics merchandise

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding has released a virtual idol promoting the 2022 Beijing Olympics, riding on a trend that has swept China.

Alibaba Office Building

Alibaba overhauls e-commerce businesses, names new CFO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it will reorganise its international and domestic e-commerce businesses and replace its CFO – changes that come as the tech giant grapples with...

Tencent WeChat

Newspaper: China regulators should act further to free up apps’ access to rivals’ links

Chinese internet platforms have not gone far enough in unblocking external links, as instructed by authorities, and relevant government bodies should take further action to interve...

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

China tells Alibaba, Tencent to open platforms up to each other

China’s industry ministry has told technology companies including Alibaba and Tencent to stop blocking each other’s website links from their platforms, the 21st Century...

Platform Industry News: People looking at an iPhone 11

Fear? China issues anti-monopoly rules targeting its platform giants

China’s market regulator released new anti-monopoly guidelines on Sunday that target internet platforms, tightening existing restrictions faced by the country’s tech gi...


Taiwan tells Taobao to re-register or leave island

Taiwan gave e-commerce site Taobao Taiwan six months to re-register as Chinese-backed as opposed to foreign or leave the island, at the government’s most recent shot against ...

Platform News: Alibaba online marketplace

China tech giant Alibaba dismisses its livestreaming head

Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group has fired the head of its livestreaming division, on grounds of nepotism and accepting gifts, according to an internal memo announcing his te...

Platform News: Alibaba online marketplace

Alibaba plans to buy at least 10% stake in Chinese courier Yunda: sources

Alibaba Group plans to buy at least 10% of Yunda, marking the e-commerce giant’s fifth investment in a large courier, two people with knowledge of the matter told news agency...