JD.com buys $100 million convertible bonds in Gome Retail

By Emma Lee

Online retailer JD.com said on Thursday that it will buy $100 million worth of convertible bonds in Gome Retail, one of China’s largest physical electronics chains.

Why it matters: Chinese online retailers are working closely with physical electroni…

How e-commerce and livestreaming became frenemies

By Emma Lee

Baidu’s billionaire founder Robin Li. “Home appliance queen” Dong Mingzhu, of electronics maker Gree. Luo Yonghao, the indebted online celebrity founder of smartphone maker Smartisan. China’s livestreaming industry has welcomed a flurry of high-profile…

How e-commerce and livestreaming became frenemies

By Emma Lee

Baidu’s billionaire founder Robin Li. “Home appliance queen” Dong Mingzhu, of electronics maker Gree. Luo Yonghao, the indebted online celebrity founder of smartphone maker Smartisan. China’s livestreaming industry has welcomed a flurry of high-profile…