For many, finding a good deal is the main reason to join a community group-buying platform. Socializing with neighbors is a reason to stay.
Pinduoduo is under fire again for deleting pictures from a user’s photo album without consent. Luckin opens up to franchises in lower-tier cities.
The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated consumer adoption of e-commerce on WeChat and powered growth, as confined shoppers spent more time browsing on the app.
996 is still a problem in China’s tech industry. It’s brutal to employees, and it’s questionable whether overtime work pays off even for companies.
Ele.me is criticized for its treatment of the family of a deliveryman who died on the job. The US may ban American investors from Alibaba and Tencent.
Pinduoduo is the target of a fresh wave of online criticism for its alleged coverup through its punishment of the whistleblower.
The death of a Pinduoduo employee reignited discussions about overtime work at Chinese tech giants. A Chinese regulator slapped fines on e-commerce firms.