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What's on Weibo - China's e-Commerce Graveyard

"When there's enough wind, even a pig can fly" (当风来了, 猪也会飞起来), is a sentence often used when talking
February 23 · Issue #27 · View online
What's on Weibo
“When there’s enough wind, even a pig can fly” (当风来了, 猪也会飞起来), is a sentence often used when talking about the booming world of China’s e-commerce. But a recently published list of the ‘2017 dead list of China’s e-commerce companies’ shows that the graveyard of online businesses is vastly growing and the topic of how (not) to make it in China’s crazy world of e-commerce has become a hot topic of discussion on Weibo. In our latest premium article we take a look at 3 big – once successful – Chinese online companies, and why they failed in 2017.
In the pre-digital era, one Chinese entrepreneur had the recipe for success when she created what would become China’s most famous chili sauce. By following her own path and relying on her business instinct, Tao Huabi rose from poverty and became a multi-billionaire. China’s spiciest businesswomen has now quietly retired. Our article on her story is our most-read article of the month
For these articles and more, check out the list below.
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