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Zipcar Launches in Taiwan Prior to Wider Expansion Across SE Asia

23 Aug 2017

Following its successes throughout North America and Europe, the popular car-sharing service tests the water in Taipei as it looks to bring its high-tech approach to congestion-busting to a number of ...Read More

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China’s Middle-Class Consumers: Online Shopping Habits podcast

2 Aug 2017

HKTDC survey shows that Chinese middle class consumers shop online about 5.25 times a month on average. Smartphone apps are used to place orders online much more than computer browsers. 53% of the res...Read More

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13th Five-Year Plan for Development of Financial IT Looks to Boost Security and Innovation

24 July 2017

The 13th Five-Year Plan for the Development of Information Technology in China’s Financial Sector has recently been released by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). The new plan stresses the need for th...Read More

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Surge in Mainland Middle Class Drives Expansion of Online Wine Sector

13 July 2017

Sales of online-ordered and home-delivered/in-store collected wines have taken off across China, spurring the growth of dedicated apps and innovative retail solutions, although many of the sector's pi...Read More

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Clampdown Announced on Illicit Online Sales Practices

16 June 2017

Online marketplaces are to be under particular scrutiny until the end of November this year as part of a crackdown on misleading and unlawful sales practices....Read More

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China Set to be World's First Trillion-Dollar E-commerce Market by 2021

8 June 2017

Optimism was widespread at this year's eTail Asia event, with China, India and Indonesia singled out as particularly buoyant markets, while the growth of mobile payment services was seen as key to ope...Read More

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Taiwan's Mobile Payments Sector Still Lacks Mainstream Uptake

29 May 2017

While their SE Asian neighbours have embraced mobile payments, Taiwanese consumers remain unconvinced....Read More

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IoT-Enabled Fresh Rice Vending Machines Set to Woo Mainlanders

22 May 2017

With fresh rice just a push button away 24-hours a day, are China's purchasing habits about to be transformed?...Read More

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Licence Requirements Announced for Internet News Services

15 May 2017

As of 1 June 2017, internet news information service providers are obliged to secure the appropriate service licence and are prohibited from providing any services beyond the scope of that licence. Th...Read More

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Growth of Mainland Live Streaming Prompts Legislatory Catch-up

13 April 2017

With some 116 live-streaming operators now serving the mainland market, official moves are being made to regulate content, while ensuring that tax obligations are correctly assessed for the growing nu...Read More

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CBRC Issues Guidelines for Online Lending Fund Depository Business

6 March 2017

The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) recently issued the Guidelines for Online Lending Fund Depository Business, which clearly stipulate that online lending institutions may not engage in ma...Read More

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Online Unconditional Refund Takes Effect on 15 March

3 March 2017

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) earlier issued the Interim Measures for the Seven-Day Unconditional Return of Online Purchased Goods, which shall come into force on 15 March ...Read More

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China Issues App Stores Record Filing Rules

20 Jan 2017

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has recently released a circular, instructing its offices across the country to implement the record filing procedure of mobile internet applications (app)...Read More

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China Releases Annual Inspection Report on Online News Websites

13 Jan 2017

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) recently released a report detailing the results of an annual inspection of the country’s online news information service units in 2016. A total of 237 web...Read More

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China Launches Three-Year Campaign for Promoting E-Commerce Growth

11 Jan 2017

The National Development and Reform Commission, the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce recently issued the Working System of the Ministerial Workin...Read More

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China Releases Its First Cyberspace Security Strategy

4 Jan 2017

China’s Cyberspace Administration has released its first Cyberspace Security Strategy. The strategy gives a framework of cyberspace security, clarifying China's major position and proposition in cyber...Read More

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Cracking China Remains Holy Grail for European E-commerce Players

18 Nov 2016

With China now one of the world's largest e-commerce markets, there is a new generation of digital businesses looking to facilitate cross-border sales between European vendors and the mainland's growi...Read More

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Online Live-Streaming under Increased Scrutiny

9 Nov 2016

The Cyberspace Administration of China issued new rules on regulating online live-streaming services on 4 November. Under these new rules, online live-streaming service providers must obtain news info...Read More

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Could Big Data Ease Traffic Congestion in Tomorrow's Smart Cities?

13 Sept 2016

This year's Guangzhou International Smart City & Security and Protection Products Exhibition was dominated by big data systems, many of which have been designed to take traffic management and incident...Read More

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Beijing and Shanghai Investigate Illegal Search Advertising Cases

9 Sept 2016

Shortly after the implementation of the Interim Measures on Administration of Internet Advertising on 1 September, some establishments have already been brought under investigation for non-compliance....Read More

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