Taiwan finds 2 cases of African swine fever in pork from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Tests have turned up traces of the African swine fever virus in two cases of pork imported from China by travelers, the Council of Agriculture announced Tuesday. The pork was...

Taiwan's PChome sees GMV increase by nearly 600% on Singles Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During Sunday's Singles Day sale, PChome, the leading domestic online retailer, saw its gross merchandise volume (GMV) increase by nearly 600 percent and its average order ...

Singles Day sales in Taiwan crash websites, shatter records

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Singles Day sales mania gripped Taiwan on Sunday (Nov. 11), the websites of online retailers PChome, Shopee, and Momo all crashed at various points during the day, while man...

China's 'Singles' Day' shopping spree smashes record

Online shoppers in China looked set on Sunday to break last year's record for money spent during the country's "Singles' Day," an annual consumption binge now entering its 10th y...

China's annual shopping frenzy shatters records again

SHANGHAI (AP) — Online shoppers spent more than $14 billion within the first two hours of China's annual buying frenzy on Sunday, once again breaking records as the consumer tradition enters its 10th ...

China's annual shopping frenzy shatters another record

SHANGHAI (AP) — Shoppers in China have once again broken records after spending more than $14 billion within the first two hours of an annual online buying frenzy. Now in its 10th ye...

Ant Financial’s Ji Xu Named to MIT Technology Review’s 2018 Innovators Under 35 List

HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 27, 2018--Today, Ant Financial Services Group, parent company of Alipay, announced that its payments technology expert Ji Xu has been named to MIT Technology Revi...

At war with Alibaba: Top brands fight China e-commerce giant

SHANGHAI (AP) — It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's ...

At war with Alibaba: Top brands fight China e-commerce giant

SHANGHAI (AP) — The rivalry is so notorious it's been called the "great cat-and-dog war." On one side towers Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China's e-commerce market leader, embodied by the black cat mas...

Taiwan's customs seized 14 kilograms of heroin, one man arrested

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Customs officials in central Taiwan's Taichung City in November found approximately 14 kilograms of heroin stuffed between latex pillows sent from Thailand and later arrested a man...

Chinese spend billions online shopping on 'Singles Day'

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese consumers are spending billions of dollars shopping online for anything from diapers to diamonds on "Singles Day," a day of promotions that has grown into the world's biggest e-...

10 online shopping discounts for Double 11 day shopping in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Several of Taiwan's online shopping platforms offer big promotions, and huge discounts on a wide range of products for Double 11, which is one of the world's bigge...

11/11: Tapping the singles economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retailers around Taiwan and online alike are prepping for an even stronger year of Double 11 Day sales, states CNA. Retailers are aggressively marketing promotions to ...

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ASIA: AFGHANISTAN — Germany's consulate in northern Afghanistan is attacked by a suicide car bomber who rammed the compound, killing six people and wounding more than 120, Afghan pol...