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January 18, 2021

TODAY’S TOP FIVE CAN’T-MISS STORIES

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    4 Key Takeaways from Douyin’s 2020 Report

    The offline world may have come to a standstill in 2020, but online activity intensified and flourished in new directions as lockdowns extended into months. And Douyin, China’s version of short-video platform TikTok, offers living proof. Read more on Jing Culture & Commerce

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    How Luxury Brands Are Embracing Digital Experiences in China

    Digital shopping is no longer optional. It’s a necessity, and one that expands well into luxury — especially in China. Read more on NRF News

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    Trump Administration Shelves Planned Investment Ban on Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu: Sources

    The Trump administration has scrapped plans to blacklist Chinese tech giants Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, four people familiar with the matter said, providing a brief reprieve to Beijing’s top corporates amid a broader crackdown by Washington. Read more on Reuters

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    Worldwide E-commerce Will Approach $5 Trillion This Year

    Despite a challenging year for retail in 2020, we estimate that worldwide retail ecommerce sales posted a 27.6% growth rate for the year, with sales reaching well over $4 trillion Read more on eMarketer

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    PayPal Now the Sole Owner Of A Payments Firm in China

    US tech giant PayPal is the first foreign firm to fully own a Chinese payments firm after its acquisition of GoPay on Dec. 31. Read more on TechNode