An employee packages items into boxes to fill orders at the Yihaodian (The Store) warehouse in Shanghai. Photo: Bloomberg An employee packages items into boxes to fill orders at the Yihaodian (The Store) warehouse in Shanghai. Photo: Bloomberg
An employee packages items into boxes to fill orders at the Yihaodian (The Store) warehouse in Shanghai. Photo: Bloomberg
Doug Young
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Doug Young

Baidu's Walmart ties, Sina's e-payments

Sina's development of its own e-commerce services shows its talks for a Alibaba tie-up are dead, while Baidu's tie-up with Walmart's Yihaodian looks smart if the two sides work well together.

An employee packages items into boxes to fill orders at the Yihaodian (The Store) warehouse in Shanghai. Photo: Bloomberg An employee packages items into boxes to fill orders at the Yihaodian (The Store) warehouse in Shanghai. Photo: Bloomberg
An employee packages items into boxes to fill orders at the Yihaodian (The Store) warehouse in Shanghai. Photo: Bloomberg
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Doug Young

Doug Young

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He writes daily on his blog, Young’s China Business Blog (www.youngchinabiz.com), commenting on the latest developments at Chinese companies listed in the US, China and Hong Kong. He is also author of a new book about the media in China, “The Party Line: How the Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China.”