China's growth fixation may cost it innovation

Mergers in China's e-commerce space, including Ctrip's tie-up with Qunar, are the default response to competition. A few giants now control vast swaths of the sector unopposed.
October 28, 2015

Ctrip & Qunar: China’s travel merger

The merger between China's two leading online travel firms Ctrip and Qunar could herald more consolidation in the country's fiercely competitive online and e-commerce markets.
October 26, 2015

Budget hotel group and facade contractor launch IPOs

China-based Hanting Inns and Hotels is aiming to raise up to $110 million ahead of a Nasdaq listing, while facade specialist Far East Global is seeking up to $79 million from a Hong Kong IPO.
March 14, 2010

Rakuten sells 20.3% stake in Ctrip

The deal prices at a marginal 2.56% discount to Ctrip.com's August 9 price, netting $505 million for Rakuten of Japan.
August 12, 2007