China E-commerce White Paper
China E-commerce White Paper
The Internet has now completely changed the way people buy and sell goods. Do you remember how people bought airplane tickets and booked hotels offline? The idea of E-commerce was only introduced a few decades ago. However, it is now so deeply penetrated in every aspect of people’s daily life that the thought of living without it is incredibly inconvenient and even unfathomable to many people. In fact, more than 15 percent of all retail transactions in China were attributed to e-commerce in 2016, with sales totaling more than $752 billion (5.16 trillion CNY). The world’s largest e-commerce market is the China e-commerce market. It is still growing at a mind-boggling rate.
Many foreign retailers began to realize this huge opportunity China presents for cross-border online retail businesses and thus seek to enter the China e-commerce market. To help these companies gain a foothold in China where companies have limited or no experience of doing business in, we introduce our China E-commerce Study. The study is a very useful tool as it provides a basic understanding of the market and an overview of some of the key challenges a company may face in the process of market entry.
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What happened in the year 1421?
From 1421 to 1423, during the Ming Dynasty of China under Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和), commanded by the Chinese captains, discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage; and circumnavigated Greenland.
Due to this endeavour we can conclude that “1421 is the year that the Chinese discover the world”.