Tag Archives: China

Advice from Alibaba’s Jack Ma

Jack Ma, who started life with very little, is now one of the richest people in the world. He is the  founder and executive chairman of retail behemoth Alibaba Group, which generates hundreds of billions of dollars each year. In an … Continue reading

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Chinese Firms Invent “Foreign” Brand Names

Many domestic Chinese companies want to project a more foreign (exotic) image. So, they have created brands that are not perceived as Chinese. As reported by Dan Levin for the New York Times: “Eager to glaze their products with the … Continue reading

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Singles’ Day in China: Records Fall

Singles’ Day in China is a huge event. And while it may be hard for us to believe, Singles’ Day dwarfs Cyber Monday for sales volume by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1. What is Singles’ Day? Each year, … Continue reading

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