A smartphone shows live streaming on the Douyin short video platform. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song A smartphone shows live streaming on the Douyin short video platform. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song
A smartphone shows live streaming on the Douyin short video platform. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song

ByteDance platform Douyin tightens its e-commerce policies to compete with Alibaba and JD.com ahead of Singles’ Day festival

  • Douyin’s move to build a closed-loop for its e-commerce business and monetise its popular live-streaming platform did not surprise analysts
  • Douyin is loosening ties with third-party e-commerce platforms to prepare for the Singles’ Day shopping festival on November 11

Topic |   US-listed Chinese stocks
A smartphone shows live streaming on the Douyin short video platform. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song A smartphone shows live streaming on the Douyin short video platform. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song
A smartphone shows live streaming on the Douyin short video platform. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song
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