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A $5 billion bullet loan constituted by funds raised offshore and with a maturity of five years is set to ensure Alibaba’s place at the top of China’s e-commerce industry.
Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba Looks to Borrow $5 Billion in New Funding

Alibaba, China’s largest online retailer, is negotiating with banks as it looks to accumulate $5 billion in loans to fund various corporate purposes. This comes amid efforts by several Chinese tech companies looking for new funding to fuel their ongoing expansion efforts.

Alibaba deems itself to be in “startup mode” in Europe, as it prioritizes the development of e-tail market innovations set to change the online retailing landscape over the next decade.
Alibaba Europe in ‘Startup Mode’ as Online Retail Giant Prioritizes E-Tail Market Development

Despite being among the world’s leading online retailers, Alibaba deems itself to be in “startup mode” in Europe, as it prioritizes the development of e-tail market innovations set to change the online retailing landscape over the next decade.

Property Development in Hefei
China’s Property Market Speculators Continue with Risky Investment in Hefei Despite Government Curbs

While Chinese authorities have introduced restrictions on property investments in Anhui Province last year, property speculators continue to invest in China’s property market, especially in Hefei, hoping that the government will ease the curbs on the sector to support growth, Reuters reported.

Luxury Home in Beijing
China’s Luxury Homes Saw Rising Demand as Three Chinese Cities Topped World’s Prime Home Location

Chinese luxury homes earned the world’s biggest price gains last year while three Chinese cities made it to the top of 100 best home locations.

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A Chinese day trader reacts as he watches a stock ticker at a local brokerage house on Aug. 27, 2015 in Beijing, China.
Chinese Economy on the Path to ‘Enormous Dynamism’: Experts

China’s ongoing structural reforms, which centers on the promotion of consumer-led growth, are poised to drive its economy toward “enormous dynamism”, according to Mexican experts.

Bitcoin Retail Store in Hong Kong
Bitcoin Official Rules Soon to Be Adopted by China; Regulators to Give Exchanges More Time to Comply

Chinese financial regulators led by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), are moving closer to adopting a clear and official regulation to manage the operation of bitcoin exchanges in the country, Business Insider reported.

Chinese business professionals project local cultural practices in their business transactions.
Doing Business in China: Intensive Engagement More Effective Than Localization

China continues to attract several foreign investors, with the world's second-largest economy continuing its growth from strength to strength. However, one prominent Australian diplomat emphasized that doing business in China should take on the form of intensive engagement.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
China-based Cruise Giants Cancel Trips to South Korean Ports as Tensions on THAAD Deployment Escalate

Tensions between China and South Korean on the THAAD deployment issue has intensified, pushing global cruise giants Carnival Corp and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd to cancel their China-based cruises to South Korean ports, Channel News Asia reported.

A commuter walks past a China Mobile Ltd. advertisement in the Futian district of Shenzhen, China.
Mobile to Become Leading Advertising Channel in China

According to the latest forecast of eMarketer, mobile is on pace to become the leading advertisement spending channel in China. It is predicting that 60 percent of total media advertisement expenditures and close to 82 percent of digital ad spending will be dedicated to mobile by 2021.

A Lotte Mart seen closed on March 7, 2017 in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province of China.
Lotte Group, Hershey Co's Factory Ordered to Shut Down by Chinese Government

Lotte Shanghai Foods has been ordered to stop production by Chinese authorities after it escalated the country's economic retaliation for the deployment of a U.S. missile-defense system in South Korea.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the House Deputy Whip team at the East Room of the White House, March 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
China Grants Trump Provisional Approval for 38 New Trademarks

China has granted preliminary approval for 38 Trump-related trademarks, paving the way for U.S. President Donald Trump and his family to develop branded business ranging from mining and construction to hotels and resorts, official documents show.

Although the global economy continues to grow from strength to strength, the world isn’t spared from dangers posed by its current state of affairs.
Present Dangers That Can Rock the Global Economy

There’s no doubting that the global economy continues to grow from strength to strength, thanks to the continued practice of neoliberal values as the world continues to grow its internationalized character. Nonetheless, the world isn’t spared from dangers posed by its current state of affairs.

As the Chinese economy continues to tread along a vibrant path, more businesses are set to gain interest in doing business in China.
5 Pieces of Advice When Doing Business in China

China is shrouded in so much mystique, that one may wonder how its growth as the world’s second-largest economy has piqued the interest of many Western businesses. Doing business in China emerges as a challenging feat, considering that both the East and the West share cultural contrasts.

Nuclear Power Station in China
China’s Nuclear Power Industry Should Be Prioritized: Nuclear Industry Executive

China’s nuclear power industry should be given priority by ensuring that nuclear power plants become the primary source of power in the country while its output should not be adjusted during fluctuations in power demand, according to the country’s top nuclear industry executive, China Daily reported.

HNA Chairman Chen Feng
HNA Group Acquires Majority Stake in Influential Beijing-Based Media Company

In its recent acquisition move, Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has acquired an 80 percent stake in a Beijing-based media company that runs Caijing Magazine, one of the most popular and influential business magazines in the country, China Daily reported.

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