Last week's hottest news and trends from Chinese social media and digital space.

Pinduoduo launches Duoduo Pay
拼多多推出多多付

Pinduoduo is joining JD.com, Meituan, and Didi by launching its own payment option, called Duoduo Pay. Its 731 million users can now do purchases on the platform and enjoying special discounts. How can this move affect WeChat and Alipay’s dominant positions?
拼多多近日与京东、美团、滴滴展开合作,推出了支付服务’多多钱包’。如今,拼多多庞大的7.31亿用户可以在平台内进行支付,并且享受特殊折扣。那么,这项新的支付服务又将如何影响微信支付与支付宝呢?

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Double-12 sales statistics are out!
双十二销售数据来了!

This year’s December sales festival, Double-12, appeared to be more low-key and ended up in the shadows of Double-11’s extended and hyped sales festival. Nevertheless, here are some sales numbers to put things in perspective!
今年十二月的双十二大型购物节,与往年相比低调很多,在延长的双十一带来的强劲销售额阴影下悄然结束。无论如何,销售情况依然非常可观,以下将从不同角度分析双十二的销售数据。

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Apple removes all unlicensed games on the Chinese App Store
苹果将从中国app store移除所有无牌照游戏

Apple announced it will remove all unlicensed games that are not approved by Chinese authorities after December 31st. This, of course, will limit international mobile game makers to access the Chinese market.
苹果近日宣布,12月31日后,所有未经中国主管部门批准的无牌游戏将被全部清除下架。毫无疑问,这意味着将会限制国际手游制造商进入中国市场的可能性。

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“Buy Now, Pay Later” drives bigger sales in China
分期付款制度使得中国在线购物更加蓬勃发展

With this year’s Double-11 sales festival we saw a new e-commerce trend - “Buy Now, Pay Later” - which allows users to pay for products and do the payment later. This has made bigger-ticket purchases possible and the rise of memes of poor consumers that are in debt to the e-commerce platforms.
从今年的双十一购物节,我们看到了新流行的在线购物风潮:现在购买,以后付款,即分期付款制度;该制度允许用户先完成购买,后期再完成支付的行为。这样的分期付款制度使得高价的消费更加成为可能,一些消费者由于仍然欠阿里巴巴及其第三方供应商的债务,将自己比为’贫穷的幽灵’。

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JD.com aims for family group-buying
京东新动作,吸引邻里团购

JD.com takes another step towards the popular group-buying market by forging synergy with Xingsheng, a platform that allows families to group-buy fresh food and daily necessities online in China. It made 10 billion RMB in sales last year. JD.com expects deeper collaboration towards lower-tier cities.
京东近日在风靡的团购市场中又有了新动作:向兴盛注资。兴盛平台去年的销售额达到了一百亿人民币,该平台主要销售中国的食物生鲜及生活用品,用户在平台上线上邻里团购模式。通过与兴盛的合作,京东希望能够加深在低端城市间的合作影响。

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