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Premium Australian organic skincare brand Kora Organics has opened a store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform. The digital store was opened via a livestreaming event, broadcast from brand founder and international supermodel Miranda Kerr’s home in California. Kora Organics is officially entering China exclusively through Tmall Global, to reach a

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The CEO of ecommerce business Jessica’s Suitcase, Eva Zhang has been appointed CEO of eCargo. The ASX-listed business is based in China and provides ecommerce and marketing services to Australian retailers that want sell their products online in China. eCargo recently purchased a 45 per cent stake in Jessica’s Suitcase,

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A delegation of about 50 Chinese technology leaders has visited the newly opened Sydney Startup Hub to meet with NSW startups and learn more about the state’s blockchain and fintech capabilities. The ‘China Blockchain Development Forum’ mission was led by Li Ming, the Director of the China Electronics Standardisation Institute

Australia is now the third largest importer into China on Alibaba’s Tmall platform, according to a new report from the internet giant. Trailing only Japan and the US, Australia displaced Germany for third spot in 2017 in terms of value of goods sold by international vendors. Tmall is the Alibaba-owned

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After making investments in bricks and mortar department stores, supermarkets and electrical retailers, Alibaba is adding home improvement to its list of retail investments. The Chinese ecommerce giant has taken a 15 per cent stake in EasyHome, a Beijing-based home improvement supplies and furniture chain operator, for US$865 million (RMB5.45

Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology company Cohda Wireless has opened an office in Shanghai to supply China’s rapidly developing markets for smart cities and autonomous cars. China is a global leader in developing smart city technology as its national government aims to encourage information-rich connected systems to improve the liveability

Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com has raised $2.5 billion for its logistics subsidiary. JD.com has been operating its self-owned logistics system since 2007 and established JD Logistics as a stand-alone subsidiary in April 2017. WHICH-50 Reader Survey: Help us improve Which-50 by taking our annual reader survey. You can also win

Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com is opening its first Australian office in Melbourne later this month. Similar to Alibaba which opened an office in Melbourne 12 months ago, JD’s operations will focus on getting Australian businesses to list their products on its online marketplace. It’s an opportunity for local brands, franchisees

The Chinese technology giant Tencent recently overtook US rival Facebook to become the world’s most valuable social network company, with a market capitalisation of US$540 billion. Yet it is sitting on an advertising goldmine. Just 18% of its total revenue in the 2016 fiscal year came from online advertising. Compare

Alibaba and Tencent are already well known names in the world of global ecommerce. However the Chinese ecommerce sector is set to have an even more dramatic impact on the global economy as businesses which grew by meeting huge internal demand start to turn their focus outwards. Sign up for