E-commerce Fever Makes Taobao China’s Newest Internet Darling – NYTimes.com

Posted on: August 10, 2009

Here in Yiwu, which claims to be the site of the world’s biggest wholesale market, Taobao has started to change the look of Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College.

The school’s vice dean, Jia Shaohua, points out an area designated as a start-up site for students seeking to get rich. He points to students taking orders by computer, packaging products, sorting inventory and taking photos of the items for display online, then adds, “Around the school now, there is a whole Taobao industrial chain.”

Rocking story on the TaoBao ecommerce story… And its really interesting how the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College is really being entrepreneurial. I guess it’s great to be in school right next to a commercial centre. Who needs jobs to be created in China? Entepreneurial spirit is what matters!


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  • bigsurf: yeah it's really cool.. well i guess you can also come to Singapore as there's a big cosplay thing going on here too!
  • Lasitha Silva: I also like to have a snap with a Star wars character. And I think..I need to be at Tokyo for that. Coz I love to be there too.
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