Ep. 13: JD, Google, and the War for the Rest of the World

On June 18, JD.com concluded its annual shopping festival with a transaction volume of around US$24.5 billion. On the same day, the e-commerce platform also announced an investment from Google of $550 million. What does this new alliance mean? Listen to latest episode from TechBuzz China to find out!

Richard Liu: Spread JD.com Across Europe

Richard Liu, founder and CEO of JD.com, said the company plans to challenge Amazon in Europe in 2019 and to spread across the continent within a few years. Liu said the JD.com would launch its ecommerce platform and distribution services in France, then expand to the UK and Germany.

CEO Speaks on JD.com’s Decade of Logistics Development

JD.com logistics CEO Wang Zhen-hui said at 2017 NewGen Logistics World Summit on December 11 that due to consumption, industrial upgrades and technological advancements, the logistics industry is entering a new era defined by short chains, smartness and symbiosis.

Wal-Mart Performs Well in Year of Cooperation with JD.com

Alibaba’s purchase of a 36.16 percent stake in SUN ART Retail Group – a $2.9 billion investment – shook business news on November 20. Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that put forward of the concept of “new retail,” and SUN ART, the top offline retailer in China created a fusion of e-commerce and brick-and-mortar business.