Alipay released its second sustainability report on May 20 in Beijing. The report is titled “Moving towards a better society for the future”, and lists the company’s initiatives and achievements from 2017 and 2018 that had positive social impacts.
Alipay, a payment and lifestyle platform by Ant Financial, has connected more than 300,000 Japanese merchants as of early 2019, a 500 percent increase compared with last year.
When shopping in China there’s no need to bring your wallet, most people use their phones to pay, regardless of if you are buying a piece of gum or a new car.
Alipay shared its experience of how technology can solve real world problems with start-up entrepreneurs in Asia via a joint initiative with the National University of Singapore (NUS).
In Episode 29 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about China’s version of “Black Friday,” the biggest ecommerce shopping festival of the year which Alibaba invented out of thin air in 2008 and now falls yearly on November 11.
On Nov. 16, Alipay, the mobile and online payment platform Ant Financial, teamed up with NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, to launch a new initiative aimed to support digital technology innovation throughout Southeast Asia.
Union of European Football Association (UEFA) and Alipay announced in Shanghai their global partnerships on Nov. 9, for all UEFA national team football competitions from 2018 to 2026, including UEFA Euro 2020 and Euro 2024.
On Oct. 15, it was reported that Ant Financial, the financial arm of Alibaba Group made a $210 million of strategic investment in the Indian delivery startup Zomato.
With a fortune of 95 billion RMB ($14 billion), 38-year-old Colin Huang, founder of the e-commerce giant Pinduoduo, ranked 13th on the Hurun China List 2018 released on Oct. 10.
China Renaissance Holdings Ltd. officially listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 27, under the ticker 1911.HK. This marks the emergence of world-class Chinese investment banks, as reported by Chinese media.
On Sept. 17, Ant Financial announced the company’s technological capabilities, growth strategy, and planned partnerships with financial institutions in hopes of creating long-lasting customer values, enhancing user experience, and establishing a strong growth momentum.
Alibaba Group, the largest e-commerce platform in China, has announced on Sept. 10 that chief executive officer Daniel Zhang will succeed Jack Ma as chairman of the board, effective one year from now.
On Sept. 5, world-leading mobile and online payment platform Alipay announced the intention to collaborate with a wider range of local Japanese partners to build a cashless environment for tourists going to Japan.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad started his closely watched China tour on August 17th and visited Alibaba the next day on his first official trip to China.
Alipay, a third-party mobile and online payment platform, announced on August 20 that it has partnered with Global Tax Free (GTF), a tax refund agency, to launch the world’s first paperless mobile tax refund function in South Korea.