Founded by Richard Liu Qiangdong in 1998,’s business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce platform has become China’s second largest online B2C retailers, specialising in electronics, smartphones, and

gadgets. is a key rival of Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms Tmall and Taobao. 

Chinese retailer apologizes for belittling women without lipstick
China’s second largest e-commerce company has apologized for running a sexist marketing campaign, little more than a week before the world’s biggest shopping event. In the campaign from JD Beauty, a unit of, 300,000 delivery boxes for cosmetics products sold on the online retail platform were printed with the tagline: “Without lipstick, how are you different from a man?” About 1,000 boxes with that tagline had been shipped and received by customers, according to JD Beauty. Overt sexism is prevalent in China, and a nascent feminist movement has been met with official resistance. Over the weekend, a female driver was bashed and wrongly accused of causing a deadly bus crash in southwest
How a billionaire Chinese entrepreneur was arrested in Minnesota
Richard Liu, who runs China’s second-largest online shopping site, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of rape. The e-commerce entrepreneur is often compared to Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and is estimated to have a net worth exceeding $7 billion. News of his arrest – and his mug shot – have since been widely circulated on Chinese social media. The case has drawn scrutiny to China’s high-flying tech celebrities, who have ridden the country’s rise to become some of the richest, and most powerful, people in the world. By Wednesday afternoon, literally tens of millions of Chinese internet users had read about a police report about Liu’s arrest. And that was on just one social media site, Weibo
Richard Liu: 4 things to know about the talk of China
Richard Liu, founder of one of China’s biggest tech companies, has returned to his home country after he was arrested in the United States on suspicion of sexual misconduct. Liu, also known as Liu Qiangdong, founded and now runs, China’s second-largest online shopping site. He was arrested on Friday by Minnesota police on probable cause for criminal sexual conduct, according to arrest records. Liu was released the next day without being charged and has since returned to China. In a statement, Liu’s company said he had been “falsely accused” of misconduct while on a business trip in the US. But the denial did little to quell discussion of Liu’s case on China’s social media. On Monday,