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Can battle-tested and awe-inspiring Amazon and Jeff Bezos beat Alibaba and Jack Ma? A “historical” turning point is seemingly at hand: Alibaba could soon top Amazon in market value. On August 24, by the time the stock market closed, Alibaba’s market value was $445.5 billion, only a limit up away from Amazon’s $455.2 billion. Since…

Alipay's official account on Weibo announced that Beijing Yitongxing APP was officially launched, and users could buy tickets in the APP and collect tickets from the ticket machine in the subway station. Besides, after September 20, users can directly use the NFC function in the mobile to pass the gate machine. Before, the Beijing metro…

Recently China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released the 40th China Statistical Report on Internet Development (hereinafter referred to as "Report") in Beijing. The Report shows that by June 2017, the number of Internet users in China had reached 751 million, accounting for a fifth of global netizens. The Internet penetration rate was 54.3%, surpassing…

The war between Tencent and Alibaba has spread to India. This time, they're wrestling over mobile payments. Indian chat app Hike Messenger, which Tencent invested in last August, recently added a “red envelope” function similar to WeChat's. WeChat's “red envelope” function is based on the tradition of “hongbaos” given during special occasions. Users on the…

According to recent news, starting July 17th, passengers taking the G and D EMU (electric multiple unit ) trains will be able to make meal orders through the 12306(China Railway Corporation's official website) and its mobile app. After completing an order on the app, the on-train staff will deliver the meal to the designated passenger compartments…

On July 13, Apple’s official Chinese website announced its summer promotion, which will see users get as much as 50% off purchases and 50 times points at participating vendors in its biggest campaign since entry to the country. Overall, 29 retailers are participating including Starbucks, Burger King, Wagas, Häagen-Dazs, Lawson and Gap, with some e-commerce…

Beijing Metro announced a partnership with the Beijing Municipal Administration Traffic Card to launch mobile swipe-to-ride service on June 26. The first phase will will see NFC subway payment available on the subway's Fangshan Line. Some 160 NFC-capable mobile phones by brands such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, Nubia, OnePlus and Meizu will support the new…