Over 12 million couples have linked their accounts together over the past year, according to Taobao. Alibaba officially rolled out the new function "relative account" on Feb.
China has suspended the registration and approvals of direct selling and cracked down on irregularities in the health product market, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.
U.S. stocks traded mixed on Thursday, as sales at U.S. retailers suffered the biggest fall in December 2018 in nine years, and a governor of U.S. Federal Reserve cautioned rising downside risk on the U.S.
Retail trade sales were down 1.3 percent from the previous month, but 2.1 percent above the same month a year before, while food services and drinking places were up 4 percent from December 2017.
U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon said on Thursday it would not build a new headquarters in New York City due to opposition from "some state and local politicians," though most New Yorkers support its plan.
China plans to increase its domestic production of soybeans, amid a drop in imports of the legume in January.
Chinese leading electric vehicle maker BYD has signed a deal to start building its SkyRail in Salvador, Brazil, according to a release of BYD North America on Thursday.
China's tech company Huawei has received a reply from the Czech Republic's cyber watchdog, a spokeswoman for Huawei said on Thursday.
China's central regulators have released two guidelines to tackle corporate bond defaults.Construction industry leader Beijing Orient triggered a technical default on Tuesday by making the repayment one day later than the due date. According to Guotai Junan Securities, there were a total of 165 corporate bond defaults last year.
Experts said no factual evidence has been found to support the security allegations against Huawei, meaning that it makes no sense to exert blanket bans on the Chinese tech major.
A spokesperson for Huawei in the Czech Republic confirmed on Thursday that the company has sent a letter to the country's cyber regulator over the latter's warning over the products of the Chinese technology giant.
Europe's aircraft manufacturer Airbus would stop production of A380 after Emirates, the largest aircraft customer, reduced its orders as part of its restructuring plan, Aibus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders announced on Thursday.
Luckin coffee, the Xiamen-based fast-rising coffee chain, said on Feb 12 they plan to get into 18 new cities including Shijiazhuang, Shenyang, Guiyang and Zhuhai by the end of April, making it present in a total of 40 cities this year.
China's exports and imports both rose at a faster-than-expected rate in January, another sign that the Chinese economy remained resilient despite growing external uncertainties.
Consumers now can use China's leading online payment platform Alipay when shopping at Walgreens, one of the largest pharmacy store chains in the United States, said a joint announcement on Wednesday.
Property sales dropped sharply in January in first-tier cities in China mainly due to seasonal factors, China Daily reported Thursday.
China's big data sector will maintain speedy growth in 2019, a recent report has said.
China's goods trade rose 8.7 percent year on year in January to 2.73 trillion yuan (395.98 billion U.S. dollars), customs data showed Thursday.
The latest issuance of bills denominated in yuan by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will boost Hong Kong's role as offshore yuan business center, analysts said.
Foreign travelers made 30.54 million trips to China in 2018, a 4.7 percent increase than that of 2017, according to China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Beijing plans to further cut taxes for small and medium-sized companies in 2019.It means more companies can enjoy the preferential taxation policies, according to the policies from Beijing's bureau of finance.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former senior attorney at Apple Inc. with insider trading.
China's central bank skipped open market operations on Thursday for the fourth day after the week-long Spring Festival holiday.
Chinese leading electric vehicle maker BYD sold 28,668 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in January, up by 291.11 percent from the same period last year, data posted at the company's website showed.
The proportion of shale gas in China's energy mix is expected to grow continuously, leading analysts to forecast the development of the clean fuel will reduce China's dependency on energy imports and thus improve national energy security.
For Chu Jing, a 28-year-old white-collar worker who is getting married on Thursday - Western Valentine's Day - chocolates are her candy of choice.During Chinese Valentines' Day, which fell in August last year, five of the top 10 items sold online in the country were chocolates, according to a report by Alibaba.
This year will be a big one for folding mobile devices, with several giant smartphone producers racing to release their first folding models.
Deliveries of BMW increased by 0.5 percent to a total of 170,463 cars in January, the German luxury carmaker announced on Wednesday.China was the main growth driver for BMW in January with car sales increasing by 15.5 percent to a total of 63,135.
China remained the largest buyer of Oman's crude oil in January despite a decrease from the previous month, a monthly report by Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas said on Wednesday.
The U.S. federal budget deficit recorded 13.5 billion U.S.The data was released about a month behind schedule due to the 35-day partial federal government shutdown which ended in late January.