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Used books marketplace YueLin secures funding

Used books marketplace YueLin secures funding

YueLin, a Chinese second-hand books and electronics marketplace, has announced that it's completed series A funding. Although the exact amount was not disclosed, it was confirmed that the funding was in the order of several tens of million RMB.

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Taobao launches Lu Ke short video app

Taobao launches Lu Ke short video app

Taobao, the c-to-c and b-to-c e-commerce platform from China’s Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE: BABA) is making a move into short video. It's launched its own, stand-alone app aimed at letting users show off their goods on the consumer-to-consumer platform.


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Alibaba chairman Ma unveils succession plan

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) has announced that CEO Daniel Zhang will succeed Jack Ma as chairman of the board from September 2019. Ma will continue as executive chairman of the company over the next 12 months to ensure a smooth transition of the chairmanship to Zhang.


Chehaoduo adds Kangming Deng as executive

Chehaoduo adds Kangming Deng as executive

Chehaoduo (AKA, CARS), the parent company of c-to-c used auto platform Guazi, has poached yet another executive from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.. Former Alibaba senior vice president Kangming Deng has joined the company as executive president and deputy chairman of the board of directors.


Taobao is coming to Russia

Taobao is coming to Russia

One of the world’s largest online marketplaces --- TaoBao.com --- has launched a test site in Russia, with a view to fully launch in the country in the near future, Russian media reported.

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Chinese cashless app Quxian launches

Chinese cashless app Quxian launches

With the launch of c-to-c mobile platform Quxian (趣闲) this month, cashlessness is fast becoming the hottest new trend in Chinese used goods apps. For these platforms, eschewing cash presents an opportunity both to circumvent some of the biggest issues facing e-commerce in China, and to poach increasingly frustrated casual users from established c-to-c platforms like Taobao.  

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