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Dear all friends,

In an attempt to make the site more accessible worldwide and try out more experiements in the future, Aliuser decided to fight an uphill battle in Decemeber 2008 –migrating its information architecture, content blocks and links to a new domain name –

http://www.alirens.com

Alirens-logo-by-Aliuser

Alirens-logo-by-Aliuser

Aliuser starts exploring a new blog for B2B marketplace in late 2007 and early 2008, using the domain name for experiement – https://alibabauser.wordpress.com/

Lots of tedious work and long hours were spent during the migration and content mapping. Should you still find that there are cross links between these two sites, don’t be surprised.

Aliuser has tried the best capacity to fix them in order to maintain a consistent user experience. Aliuser would be appreciated if you can report any problems or issues while using the site.

Aliuser will continue blogging in the new domain starting 2009.  Thanks for your support all along.

Wishing you all the very best for 2009 and Happy New Year!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone!!

It’s the time of year we celebrate the warmth of the season and the happiness of all the people around us. Everybody counts, does not matter who you are!!

Aliuser wishes you all Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Celine Dion’s “Happy X’mas – So this is Christmas” .. Love to see the kids singing, so sweet!!

Beijing top leaders reassure policies to boost domestic growth by ramping up public spending and cutting taxes after their 3-day meeting in the capital city – the Central Economic Work Conference, which is held annually at year-end to adjust policy for the coming year.

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Photo courtesty of China.com

Economic data released this week showed further risks to the economy.

  • The Producer Price Index (PPI) fell to 2 percent in November, down from 6.6 percent in October, the slowest pace ever since May 2006.
  • The Consumer Price Index (CPI), the barometer for gauging inflation, eased to 2.4 percent last month, down form 4 percent in October
  • Exports in November slid 2.2 percent year-on-year, the first monthly decline since June 2001. It’s down from 19.2 percent growth in October.
  • Foreign direct investment in to China last month reached US$5.32 billion, the least ever since October 2007

China is targeting around an 8 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for 2009 to ensure sufficient employment and safeguard social stability despite the challenges.

China has cut its lending rate four times since mid-September, with the latest reduction of 1.08 percentage points, and unveiled a 4 trillion yuan ($586 billion) stimulus package to avert an economic slump.

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The good news is  Yahoo China and Koubei.com (口碑网) are set to receive RMB 300 millions worth of additional fundings from their parent company,  Alibaba group, to develop their local search engine, according to the Sina Tech.

The news was confirmed by Yahoo China Vice President Shen Jianming yesterday. Yet, a dramatic turn happened as Miss Shen Jianming told the local media that she has resigned for personal reasons and depart from the company officially. Aliuser got the news from Beijing-based China TechNews.com.

Yahoo China and Koubei.com (口碑网) joined force together  again in order to develop an organizational and service-related website covering the area of Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. Services on the site will include food, real estate, community services, leisure and culture, health care services, and education.

Miss Shen said her departure was attributed to the change of the company’s business approach. She was assigned to manage Koubei.com in Hangzhou, which was far away from her home town, Beijing.  She submitted her resignation a month ago after a few thoughts.

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Alibaba.com (HKSE 1688)has invitation sent to its users to take part in a talk at the World SME Expo, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The event will be taken place from 10-12 December, 2008, presenting a possible solution to small-and-medium size companies (SMEs) in the event of weakening economy following the financial tsunami.

Echoed to the event was today’s news cover story of  HK$4 billion funding to support local SMEs through HSBC Holdings (HKSE 0005).  

The Hong Kong largest bank announced its rescue plan of  US $5 billion global fund to increase capital liquidity to SMEs  around the world.  

The loans made in Hong Kong under the global fund are meant to apply to working capital and equipment financing needs. Loans will be allocated on a case- by-case basis, using HSBC’s normal lending criteria. Interest will vary, with high rates charged to risky businesses lacking government loan guarantees, according to HSBC global co-head of commercial banking Margaret Leung Ko May-yee.

Users who are interested in more details about the new Gold Suppliers package can visit Alibaba.com booth. Make an advanced appointment on: 852-22155128.

  • Alibaba.com at the World SME Expo
    Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
    Booth No. 1H02, 1H04
    10-12 December 2008
    (Free Admission)

 

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