China is the world’s third-largest source of outward investment after the US and Japan. Survey shows that Hong Kong is the first port of call of Chinese mainland, including the YRD enterprises seeking partners and professional services. With the mainland accelerating the pace of “going out” and “bringing in”, this is bound to provide more opportunities for Hong Kong service providers.
WeChat stores have empowered an army of small volume e-commerce operators. As the mainland sector matures, can these players – many of them based in overseas markets – survive both increased competition and new legislation?
With e-commerce growing exponentially, the demand for delivery services across the mainland is rapidly outstripping supply. Intelligent pickup points are seen as one possible solution, though it is unclear just who will pick up the costs.