Recent launch of third-party retailing platform by Suning represents a growing trend towards a hybrid business model by Chinese e-commerce firms. Photo: Reuters
Doug Young
Opinion

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Corporate China by Doug Young

Suning joins open platform e-commerce

Recent launches of third-party retailing platforms by Suning and Jingdong represent a growing trend towards a hybrid business model by Chinese e-commerce firms.

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Recent launch of third-party retailing platform by Suning represents a growing trend towards a hybrid business model by Chinese e-commerce firms. Photo: Reuters
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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.”