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Chemist Warehouse has renewed its strategic collaboration with Alibaba Group’s cross-border business-to-consumer marketplace Tmall Global for an additional two years. The Australian retailer expects to significantly broaden its presence within the Alibaba ecosystem through this strategic partnership with Tmall Global to grow its market share across both China and Southeast

Alibaba Group and SAP announced that SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform are now available on Alibaba Cloud in China. Chinese enterprises can now easily adopt SAP’s world-leading enterprise cloud solutions on the powerful Alibaba Cloud infrastructure. The strategic partnership between the two technology leaders provides seamless integration of

Some of the first Australian businesses to enter the Chinese market through the Alibaba ecosystem are behind a new program to help Australian food and beverage companies take advantage of the cross border ecommerce opportunity. eCargo has launched the Cross-Border Ecommerce (CBEC) Growth program to minimise the risk for FMCG

Five more Australian brands have signed up to Chinese ecommerce platform Aomaijia, offering them access to 30 million potential customers in China. Last week Sukin, Kids Smart, Nestle Australia, b.box and Tasman Ugg joined a number of other Australian brands such as Swisse, Blackmores, Devondale, Bellamy’s and a2 Milk which

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Nine leading financial technology (fintech) companies have been selected for the sixth annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 12-week mentorship program created by Accenture. This year’s program set a record for applications, with submissions from more than 170 companies. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Leveraging AI, RegTech, blockchain

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Salesforce is ramping up its presence in the Chinese market, signing an exclusive sales agreement with internet giant Alibaba. As part of the partnership announced today, Alibaba will become the exclusive provider of Salesforce to customers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. And Salesforce will become the exclusive

After a successful trial in Sydney, Alipay has expanded its ‘city card’ program to Melbourne to promote the city’s leading tourist and retail destinations to Chinese visitors. The new Melbourne City Card is being promoted by City of Melbourne to participating business precincts and shopping centres as part of the

Chinese border police are installing spyware apps on tourists’ phones when they enter the country’s Xinjiang region. The app records and downloads personal data including messages, call logs and contacts, according to international media outlets. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The forced surveillance is believed to be part

Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group

Alibaba’s Tmall Global launched its first English-language website to attract more merchants and businesses from around the world to join China’s largest cross-border online shopping platform. The portal makes it easier for sellers of all sizes to capitalise on burgeoning demand from Chinese consumers for high-quality imported products. Tmall Global

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APAC organisations will spend over $US375 billion on digital transformation this year with a five year CAGR of 17.4 per cent to 2022, according to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC). China is driving most of the region’s spend with heavy investment in manufacturing, according to the report IDC