Gao Hongbing, dean of AliResearch and vice president of Alibaba Group, said the internet is now the biggest influence on buying habits in China, especially among mobile users. “The popularity of the internet is highly influential, as consumers rely heavily on it for all kinds of goods and services,” Gao said.

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Gao Hongbing, dean of AliResearch and vice president of Alibaba Group, said the internet is now the biggest influence on buying habits in China, especially among mobile users. “The popularity of the internet is highly influential, as consumers rely heavily on it for all kinds of goods and services,” Gao said.
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