Play it loud: Smart speaker market heats up

DingDong smart speakers Photo: Courtesy of Beijing LingLong Tech Co Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by tech giants has turned the humble speaker into the tech world’s latest infatuation, and Chinese tech mammoth Alibaba Group Holding wants a piece of the action. The company is getting ready to officially roll out its AI-powered home speaker … Continue reading Play it loud: Smart speaker market heats up

Mahjong course offered in Australian elementary school

An elementary school in Brisbane, Australia recently started a Mahjong course for students’ parents, Global Times Online reported. The course is taught by a Chinese parent named Jing Ning, aiming to introduce Chinese culture to and provide leisure activities for other parents. Jing has even bought a Mahjong table from Taobao, an online shopping site … Continue reading Mahjong course offered in Australian elementary school

Food delivery giants dabble in services

Chinese food delivery giants, including Eleme and Meituan, have been exploring the local services market, delivering a variety of retail goods and offering door-to-door services such as manicures, hairdressing and domestic services to customers. A courier from Eleme, an online food delivery platform, picks up books ordered by a client from a Xinhua Bookstore outlet … Continue reading Food delivery giants dabble in services

E-commerce boosting crab sales

Many domestic online-shopping sites such as JD.com Inc and Alibaba Group’s Tmall launched various sales promotion events on Saturday to mark the beginning of the season for freshwater crabs from famous lakes such as Yangchenghu in East China’s Jiangsu Province. Boasting fast delivery that guarantees freshness, domestic e-commerce giants have driven up sales for crabs … Continue reading E-commerce boosting crab sales

China sees robust foreign trade in 2020

Employees manufacture photovoltaic batteries to be exported at Shenzhou New Energy Co., Ltd. of Lianyungang, east China’s Jiangsu province, Aug. 11, 2020. (People’s Daily Online/Geng Yuhe) China secured extraordinary performance in its foreign trade against headwinds in the past year thanks to the country’s targeted measures to stabilize entities, market share, export orders and the … Continue reading China sees robust foreign trade in 2020

Jordan Approves Resolution to Stop Rapists Escaping Jail if They Marry Victim

A draft resolution has been approved by the Jordanian government which will stop rapists from avoiding prison if they marry the victim. Campaigners have fought for decades to get the resolution approved and on April 23, the cabinet repealed Article 308 of the Penal Code, in response to recommendations by a royal judiciary committee, according … Continue reading Jordan Approves Resolution to Stop Rapists Escaping Jail if They Marry Victim

2 Chinese executives get life sentence for $7.6 billion Ponzi scheme

Two executives of the Chinese peer-to-peer lender Ezubao who directed a large Ponzi scheme were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Beijing court on Sept. 12. Ezubao, the online peer-to-peer lending platform, shut down last year after raising more than 50 billion RMB ($7.6 billion) from about 900,000 investors. Ding Ning, Ezubao’s founder and chairman … Continue reading 2 Chinese executives get life sentence for $7.6 billion Ponzi scheme

E-commerce to help Tibetan agricultural products go global

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com recently signed a cooperation agreement with one of Tibetan’s largest agricultural enterprises to help Tibetan agricultural products go global, Xinhuanet.com reported. According to the agreement, the enterprise will purchase high-quality local agricultural products including eggs, fruits, and vegetables, and then sell them to people around the world through the e-commerce platform … Continue reading E-commerce to help Tibetan agricultural products go global