Workers in a Tmall warehouse gather orders from customers in Jiangmen, Guangdong province, on November 28, 2018. Alibaba’s Tmall and JD.com have been boosting their platforms for overseas brands as consumer goods imports surge in China during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE Workers in a Tmall warehouse gather orders from customers in Jiangmen, Guangdong province, on November 28, 2018. Alibaba’s Tmall and JD.com have been boosting their platforms for overseas brands as consumer goods imports surge in China during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
Workers in a Tmall warehouse gather orders from customers in Jiangmen, Guangdong province, on November 28, 2018. Alibaba’s Tmall and JD.com have been boosting their platforms for overseas brands as consumer goods imports surge in China during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
E-commerce

Alibaba, JD.com use foreign brands to attract more Chinese consumers, as borders remain closed amid Covid-19 pandemic

  • Imports of consumer goods rose more than 8 per cent to US$242.1 billion in 2020 as domestic goods contracted
  • While still a small portion of e-commerce in China, overseas goods remain attractive to young consumers with unique needs

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Workers in a Tmall warehouse gather orders from customers in Jiangmen, Guangdong province, on November 28, 2018. Alibaba’s Tmall and JD.com have been boosting their platforms for overseas brands as consumer goods imports surge in China during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE Workers in a Tmall warehouse gather orders from customers in Jiangmen, Guangdong province, on November 28, 2018. Alibaba’s Tmall and JD.com have been boosting their platforms for overseas brands as consumer goods imports surge in China during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
Workers in a Tmall warehouse gather orders from customers in Jiangmen, Guangdong province, on November 28, 2018. Alibaba’s Tmall and JD.com have been boosting their platforms for overseas brands as consumer goods imports surge in China during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
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