Sep 6, 2021|

JD News Roundup Vol. 19: Kuaishou book partnership, 5G expansion and more


Welcome to volume 19 of our 2021 weekly digest. Here we consolidate a selection of JD news and give context on why it matters. If you have any questions or topics you are hoping we will explore, please email





JD and Kuaishou to showcase books

JD Books will partner with China’s leading video-sharing app Kuaishou to create an initiative supporting livestream influencers to recommend books. The partnership will bring together JD’s strength in book supply chain and Kuaishou’s traffic and live-streaming ability to enrich reading culture in China, as knowledge sharing formats have been gaining steam in the market.

Rise of China‘s living room economy

Across China, living rooms have turned into a new type of space where various intelligent and personalized products are being displayed and used, according to JD’s new “2021 Living Room Consumption Trend Report.” Some trends include Gen Z’s preference for a recreational element to their living rooms; whereas post-‘75s are focused on creating home cinema experiences. Read more here.

Lagardère partnership

JD Worldwide, the import platform of, will explore in-depth cooperation in both online and offline, cross-border and duty-free business with Lagardère Travel Retail in the near future, after Lagardère Travel Retail announced that it had obtained investment from on Sept. 1.

Lagardère Travel Retail and will cooperate in areas including omni-channel retail, smart supply chain, logistics and data analysis.



JD’s contribution to 5G’s profound impact across industries

JD is playing a significant role in supporting 5G expansion in China, providing operators and 5G device enterprises with industrial support; bringing 5G shopping experiences to customers; and leading the technological innovation of 5G in multiple areas.

The rise of 5G is also demonstrated in the sales volume of 5G mobile phones and other 5G products on, with sales of 5G mobile phones increasing 500% YOY; and TVs with 5G network capability increasing 100% YOY. Additionally, JD is supporting the use of 5G in various e-commerce and retail scenarios, including AR/VR, livestreaming, cloud shelf solutions and more.



JD’s cooperation with Shaanxi coal mine increases operation efficiency

Xiaobadang Mining Company, a leader in China’s mining industry, utilizes an intelligent supplies warehouse powered by JD Logistics’ integrated supply chain, serving as a key example of how JD is driving digitalization across different industries. Read more for how JD’s automated supply chain has helped Xiaobadang Mining Company increase operation efficiency.