Report: Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The New York Times is reporting that Jack Ma, the co-founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group, is retiring. The Times said tha...

Taiwanese netizen declares artist 'pro-Taiwan independence' to get pirated works off Taobao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To help out a frustrated Taiwanese artist whose pirated works were being sold on Taobao despite his requests to have his artwork taken down, a Taiwanese netizen decla...

Christian heartland opens window into fight for China's soul

NANYANG, China (AP) — The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hal...

Starbucks and Alibaba Group Form Strategic Partnership to Transform the Customer Experience in the Coffee Industry in China

SHANGHAI & HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Starbucks Coffee Company (“Starbucks”) (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (“Alibaba”) (NYSE: BABA) today announced a deep, stra...

Video shows Chinese-made electric scooter explode in ball of fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video surfaced on July 29 showing a father and daughter narrowly avoiding severe injury or death seconds before their electric scooter explodes into a ball of fire in their hou...

GUESS?, Inc. Collaborates with Alibaba to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Fashion

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2018--GUESS?, Inc. (“GUESS”) (NYSE: GES) has reached another major milestone in its partnership with Alibaba Group (“Alibaba”) (NYSE: BABA) to bring artificial int...

AlipayHK and GCash Launch Cross-Border Remittance Service Powered by Alipay’s Blockchain Technology

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 25, 2018--AlipayHK and GCash today announced the launch of a cross-border remittance service through their e-wallet platforms, powered by cutting-edge blockchain techno...

China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

BEIJING (AP) — China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment. Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao ...

Taiwanese woman accuses Taobao of selling clay model without permission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese gamer accused Chinese online shopping websites Taobao of selling clay models that superficially resembled her without her acknowledgment. On Tuesday, an onl...

Chinese ads featuring African kids raise concerns of exploitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- China's recent promotional videos displaying Zambian kids shouting messages in Chinese have become popular on the country's social media, but have also raised eyebrows...

Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow craze

BEIJING (AP) — Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China — and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials. ...

Taiwan’s e-commerce sites losing ground to overseas competitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- 40 percent of online purchases made in Taiwan are from overseas sellers, and 84.3 percent of online shoppers said they would be willing to buy from foreign vendors, according t...

Chunghwa Post to partner with Alipay in second quarter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chunghwa Post (中華郵政公司) Chairman Ong Wen-chyi (翁文祺) said on March 13 that the post office’s credit cards will be compatible with e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd...

Alibaba's Ma: Olympics deal will help fight counterfeiting

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Alibaba chief Jack Ma says he hopes a new accord with Olympics officials will help fight counterfeiting, as the e-commerce giant seeks to repair its image after being deemed ...

Health care and consumer companies take US stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning as health care companies take more losses. Software company Red Hat is falling after it reported weak results. Bed Bath & Beyond is down afte...