Financial transactions via mobile devices in China is projected to be hit US$497.52 billion by 2019. Ads concerning debit and credit products took the largest share of 41% in total financial ads placements. Only 3% of ads were placed for insurance products. Baidu News Feed is the most popular platforms among advertisers, with 22% of financial ads placements […]
The digital economy empowered consumption is in return to become the major driving force for the economy. The young Chinese generation represented by post-90s is rising and set to influence the internet economy in many aspects. Let’s take a look at the characteristics of their consumption habits. Characteristics of post-90s consumers When choosing their jobs, post-90s […]
Without any surprises, Huawei (including Honor) led China’s smartphone market with a total sales volume of 119.17 million units, followed by Oppo (76.37 million units), Vivo (74.64 million units), Apple (52.7 million units), and Xiaomi (47.96 million units). Half of the top 8 smartphone vendors suffered a decline in sales volume. The sum of the top 5 vendors’ […]
2018 was an especially eventful year for smartphone vendors in China. Tears were shed in the rather smaller players as Gionee confronted bankruptcy, Meitu merged into Xiaomi, and Smartisan was said to be acquired by ByteDance. After Xiaomi successfully went public, Huawei missed surpassing Apple in terms of global shipment by 2.8 million units. OnePlus became […]
In China, the online retail B2C e-commerce grew by 28.4% to a US$226.38bn market in Q4 2018. Tmall took the lead, followed by JD, Suning, Vipshop, and Gome.
The top 5 public cloud services providers in China are all local companies, with Alibaba taking a disproportionally large share of 43%. Roughly 40% of the top 500 enterprises and 50% of listed companies in China are using Alibaba Cloud.
186 companies joined China’s US$1 billion unicorn club in 2018, with a combined valuation exceeding 5 trillion yuan (US$741.97 billion). Sequoia Capital owns stakes in 49 unicorns of the 186 unicorns. 30 unicorns are affiliated with Tencent, 21 with IDG, and 17 with Alibaba. Hangzhou is home to 18 unicorns and surpasses Shanghai (42 unicorns valued at […]
The total retail sales in China is projected to exceed US$5.6trn in 2019, eclipsing that of the U.S. by around US$1,00 billion. The growth rate might fall from 8.5% in 2018 to 7.5%. Over 35% or US$2 trillion of that will come from online retail, as compared with 11% in the U.S., according to the […]
CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala, or Chunwan, is a Chinese New Year special produced by China Central Television (CCTV) shown on the eve of Chinese New Year on its TV channels. CCTV now requires mobile app advertisers with daily active users of at least 100 million. Otherwise, the server would crash upon broadcasting the advertisement.
Chinese outbound travelers grew by 20% year-on-year in population, faster than that of domestic travelers, according to the report from Alibaba’s Fliggy. On average, Chinese spending on traveling went up by 9% year-on-year, faster than the growth rate of disposable income per capita (6.5%). Chinese outbound travelers set foot on 192 countries and regions worldwide in […]
Alibaba generated 117,278 million yuan (US$17,057 million) in revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, an increase of 41% year-over-year. Mobile Taobao’s MAUs increased by 33 million to 699 million. Tmall physical goods GMV grew 29% year-over-year.
Alipay and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) have deepened their strategic partnership to enhance the travel experience of Chinese visitors with the launch of a new RWS mini-programme available on the Alipay mobile application platform – the first of its kind in Singapore. RWS is also the first integrated resort outside of China to offer a […]