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[FORBES] 3 Lessons from Alibaba for Chinese Companies Going Global

July 10, 2015 - 9:13 am in Insights

Jack Ma, chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, recently returned to the city where his firm made history last year with its record-breaking $25 billion IPO. First in New York and then in Chicago, Ma emphasized the importance of ‘cross-border e-commerce’.…

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10 Chinese Companies Going Global in 2015

January 20, 2015 - 3:15 am in Insights

2015 is here, and more Chinese executives and entrepreneurs than ever before are planning to take their businesses global. I spent the majority of 2014…


Can Chinese Firms Build Globally Competitive Brands?

October 31, 2014 - 8:37 pm in Insights

This is the first in a three-part series of posts that summarize key takeaways from my recent trip to Europe where I spoke about topics from my new book, China…

How Chinese Use the Internet: 2012 Usage Statistics

November 28, 2012 - 9:33 am in Archive, Data & Facts, Uncategorized

According to the latest data from the China Internet Network Information Center, instant messaging remains the most popular online activity in China with 445 million users (82.8% penetration of total Chinese netizen) Popular instant message tools including…

China E-Commerce: Online Shopping Market Size Reached RMB 268 billion

October 24, 2012 - 9:16 am in Archive, Data & Facts

During second quarter of 2012, China’s online shopping transaction volume reached RMB268 billion, representing a 17.6% increase compared with Q1. C2C online shopping sites contributed to 67% of total market share. However, B2C transactions increased dramatically…

Latest Data from Alibaba’s Taobao & Insights for Marketers

March 8, 2012 - 8:09 pm in Archive, Data & Facts, part of the Alibaba Group, is the largest online C2C/B2C e-commerce platform in China. Taobao recently released its 2011 annual consumer data report that summarizes its user behavior and their transaction activities. In 2011 the number of daily…

E-Commerce is Booming in China Says Alibaba Head of Marketing

January 11, 2012 - 12:03 pm in Archive, Inside Observer Intelligence, Interviews

Linda Kozlowski heads marketing and customer experience globally for the world's leading business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce platform. is headquartered in Hangzhou, China with operations in more than 240 countries and 23 million users…

Online Advertising in China – Where to Place Your Bets

December 6, 2011 - 9:47 am in Archive, Consumer Intelligence, Data & Facts

According to iResearch in 2011 Q3 China's online advertising market reached RMB 13.7 billion - an increase of 23% year-over-year. Search engine advertising has steadily been increasing; however the area to watch is online video. Online video in particular…

Where Do China’s Luxury Purchases End Up? The Answer May Not Be As Clear As Black or White.

November 15, 2010 - 9:47 pm in Archive, Consumer Intelligence

China is the world’s second largest luxury goods consumer market. All it takes is one visit to Shanghai, and even an inexperienced visitor will feel that he or she has arrived at the epicenter of Chinese luxury purchasing. Yet, most China consumer observers…