Geng Shuai, a former factory worker who became an influencer,  shows his Douyin profile with almost 4 million fans, at his workshop in Baoding city, Hebei province, China, 15 August 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Geng Shuai, a former factory worker who became an influencer, shows his Douyin profile with almost 4 million fans, at his workshop in Baoding city, Hebei province, China, 15 August 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
ByteDance

China’s TikTok creates stand-alone shopping app to take on Alibaba, Pinduoduo and JD.com

  • The stand-alone Douyin Box app signals that ByteDance, the world’s most valuable start-up, is betting big on e-commerce in China
  • The new app is rapidly gaining traction, ranking No 6 among all iOS shopping apps in China on Friday, whereas a day earlier it did not appear in the top 100

Geng Shuai, a former factory worker who became an influencer,  shows his Douyin profile with almost 4 million fans, at his workshop in Baoding city, Hebei province, China, 15 August 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Geng Shuai, a former factory worker who became an influencer, shows his Douyin profile with almost 4 million fans, at his workshop in Baoding city, Hebei province, China, 15 August 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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