A big screen at the media centre of Tmall Global Singles’ Day Shopping Festival in Shanghai shows by 12 am of Nov 12 of Tmall during Singles' Day has exceeded 168 billion yuan. Photo: Simon Song

Alibaba smashes Singles’ Day record as online shopping festival goes global

Topic |   Singles' Day (11.11)

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A big screen at the media centre of Tmall Global Singles’ Day Shopping Festival in Shanghai shows by 12 am of Nov 12 of Tmall during Singles' Day has exceeded 168 billion yuan. Photo: Simon Song
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Li Tao

Li Tao

Li Tao is a senior technology reporter, based in Shenzhen. He focuses on big enterprises including Alibaba, Huawei and ZTE, hardware makers, and smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Oneplus. He joined the Post in 2017 after working for more than seven years with China Daily in Hong Kong. He has masters degrees in both laws and journalism.