From the Executive Editor's Desk

RFA unveils new logo and revamped English website

From the Executive Editor's Desk

As RFA celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are thrilled to introduce you to a whole new look -- a new, refreshed logo and website.

 

The logo's redesign captures the essence of RFA’s commitment to document, to hold accountable, and to amplify. The quote motif encapsulates our fundamental mission to provide a voice and bring facts to those in Asia’s most closed societies. 

 

The new website offers an improved showcase for RFA’s immersive visual storytelling, and its revamped page structure and simpler navigation are designed to be more inviting for readers. In the coming months, RFA’s language services will be similarly refreshed, giving visitors a better, more engaging experience.

 

Looking ahead to the next 25 years, RFA and our award-winning reporters are committed to informing audiences through in-depth, fact-based, and independent reporting of the highest journalistic standards. We value your support, and hope you all will continue to be part of our journey. 

 

As always, we welcome your feedback. 

 

Min Mitchell

Executive Editor

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JD launched one-hour delivery service with Dada

On 12 October, JD announced “Shop Now,” a new one-hour delivery joint venture with Dada Group.  It will more easily connect JD’s more than 530 million customers with products offering delivery within one hour.

Positioned in the core of JD’s omnichannel operation, Shop Now reiterates the company’s commitment to on-demand retail. Shop Now integrates the omnichannel abilities and resources from JD Retail and JDDJ.

The enhanced business will provide a comprehensive portfolio of one-hour, on-demand retail capabilities within JD’s ecosystem, bringing a faster, better, and more economical shopping experience to both consumers and partners.

Products with the “Shop Now” icon on JD.com’s app will support one-hour delivery and even delivery within minutes, fulfilled by nearby physical stores with a radius of 3 kilometers.

In addition to JD’s first-party B2C business model as well as its open platform, Shop Now ushers in a brand-new service model in on-demand retail, which would consequently boost JD’s omnichannel growth.

The launch of Shop Now signifies great progress for JD’s retail business and serves as a token of the full-fledged development of JD’s supply chain layout, which consists of three comprehensive supply chain models, namely the B2C central warehouse model, the origin warehouse model, and the on-demand retail model.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the market size of Chinese local retail O2O platforms in 2020 reached RMB 150 billion yuan, and it is expected to soar as much as six-fold, making up to 900 billion RMB in 2024. Additionally, the penetration rate of O2O local retail is also estimated to mount from 0.6% in 2019 to 5.8% in 2024.

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See a comparison of annual buyers growth of Alibaba, JD, Pinduoduo here.

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Leveraging the JD.com mini-app, LVMH’s BVLGARI brand provided customers with a new shopping experience featuring a full suite of products including selected jewelry and watches. This represents the first time BVLGARI has collaborated with a third-party online retailer in its history of 137 years.

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Net revenues for the second quarter of 2021 were RMB253.8 billion (US$139.3 billion), an increase of 26.2% from the second quarter of 2020. Net service revenues for the second quarter of 2021 were RMB34.1 billion (US$5.3 billion), an increase of 49.2% from the second quarter of 2020.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2021 was RMB300.8 million (US$46.6 million), compared to RMB5.0 billion for the same period last year. Non-GAAP income from operations for the second quarter of 2021 was RMB2.5 billion (US$0.4 billion), compared to RMB5.6 billion for the second quarter of 2020.

The operating margin of JD Retail before unallocated items for the second quarter of 2021 was 2.6%, remained stable compared with the second quarter of 2020.

Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders for the second quarter of 2021 was RMB794.3 million (US$123.0 million), compared to RMB16.4 billion for the same period last year.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders for the second quarter of 2021 was RMB4.6 billion (US$0.7 billion), compared to RMB5.9 billion for the same period last year.

Diluted net income per ADS for the second quarter of 2021 was RMB0.50 (US$0.08), compared to RMB10.47 for the second quarter of 2020. Non-GAAP diluted net income per ADS for the second quarter of 2021 was RMB2.90 (US$0.45), compared to RMB3.51 for the same period last year.

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Free cash flow, which excludes the impact from JD Baitiao receivables included in the operating cash flow, for the twelve months ended June 30, 2021, increased to RMB31.9 billion (US$4.9 billion), compared to RMB22.7 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2020.

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