Category Archives: Alibaba

Weibo-Alibaba teaming up is a good idea – Wei Gu

The announcement that Alibaba, the China’s largest e-commerce company, buys a minority share into Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, is a win-win situation for both, writes financial analyst Wei Gu in Reuters’ Breakingviews.

Wealth evaporates for most of China’s rich – Rupert Hoogewerf

Almost half of China’s top-1000 wealthy saw their resources decline, according to the 14th annual Hurun Report, published today. The total number of billionaires dropped and 37 even lost more than half of their wealth, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf.

Alibaba, the winner in China’s economy – Ben Cavender

Economists differ very much on the future of China’s short term economic direction, upwards or downwards. But in every case, e-commerce giant Alibaba is going to be a winner, predicts consumer analyst Ben Cavender in Bloomberg.

Why Jack Ma will not buy Yahoo – Helen Wang

Author Helen Wang attended the much-debated speech of Alibaba’s Jack Ma at Stanford, where he discussed – among others – the purchase of Yahoo. Helen Wang explains in Forbes why he said he would be interested, but will in fact never buy Yahoo.

Yahoo: Alibaba’s gateway into the US market? – Marc van der Chijs

Alibaba’s CEO Jack Ma, the leading e-commerce site in China, made some waves by suggesting he might be buying the struggling US-site Yahoo. Serial entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs discusses on his weblog how Alibaba could use Yahoo to get into the US market.

Opportunities for US companies in China – Helen Wang

Celebrity author Helen Wang of The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You addressed last month the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and focused on the opportunities for US companies in China. “Opportunities abound in luxury goods, healthcare, education and clean technology.”

Explaining the Chinese dream – Helen Wang

Helen Wang via Flickr Celebrity author Helen Wang of The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You tells Forbes’ Beijing chief Edy…

Is Groupon conquering China? No way – Paul Denlinger

Paul Denlinger “From the perspective of those who have experience with the brutally competitive Chinese market where virtually no non-Chinese companies have succeeded, Groupon’s management seemed to make all the…

How Ebay failed in China – Helen Wang

Jack Ma of Alibaba In the slipstream of the most recent Yahoo–Alibaba brawl Helen Wang recalls the long-standing tradition of failure Yahoo’s ecommerce site Ebay had in China. From an…

Why Yahoo cannot ignore China – Paul Denlinger

Paul Denlinger by Fantake via Flickr China’s leading eCommerce site Alibaba.com is in another spat with its largest shareholder Yahoo (neatly summarized here in the Wall Street Journal) because it started to recruit advertisers…