With Sales Slowing, China’s Ecommerce Giants Pivot to Coronavirus Assistance

Ecommerce platforms provide technology, donations, and jobs

a doctor removing supplies from a van
Alibaba and JD are sharing technology and providing various services during the outbreak. JD.com

As the Chinese government takes steps to contain the coronavirus outbreak—like extending the Lunar New Year holiday, canceling transportation, keeping schools closed and encouraging companies to allow employees to work from home, China’s two ecommerce giants, Alibaba and JD.com, are responding with efforts of their own.

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