US singer Taylor Swift performs during the Global Shopping Festival gala in Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on November 10, 2019. Photo: AFP

Taylor Swift brings new hits to China in curtain-raiser showpiece to Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping gala

  • Artiste sings three songs from latest album “Lover” to screaming fans in curtain raiser showpiece to Singles’ Day event
  • Consumers have spent more than US$31.25 billion after more than 16 hours in the November 11 event, surpassing 2018 record
Topic |   China economy

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US singer Taylor Swift performs during the Global Shopping Festival gala in Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on November 10, 2019. Photo: AFP
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Alibaba's annual 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration for 2019 was broadcast live from the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena. Photo: Handout

Consumers from China’s smaller cities lift Alibaba to new Singles’ Day record as buyers shrug off trade war

  • Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping festival, which falls on November 11 every year, is the world’s largest of its kind
Topic |   Singles' Day (11.11)

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Alibaba's annual 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration for 2019 was broadcast live from the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena. Photo: Handout
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