LIVING IN CHINA

The Weirdest Singles Day Products of 2021

What were the most imaginative products on China’s top e-commerce platform this year?

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TECHNOLOGY

Seeing Red

Xiaohongshu is a social e-commerce app worth billions—but can it monetize its trend-setting reputation?

LIFE

Learning to Love Alibaba’s ‘New Retail’

When one TWOC writer began shopping at Alibaba’s Hema Fresh supermarket, little did she know that she would soon become reliant on its “New Retail” strategy

NEWS

Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Buy Them)

Exotic and endangered animals are being traded online in China, in spite of numerous regulations, owner arrests, and deaths

NEWS

Hammer Time

China’s online ‘judicial auctions’ face growing pains

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