Thanks to Edward Weinert for alerting me to this.
The Jingdong online mall has started an English-language website.
Cellphones and tablets can now be ordered from Jingdong and shipped to America.
I wonder how this will affect all of the small middleman sellers that have usually filled that gap?
And how long before Alibaba offers this?
Taking the friction and uncertainty out of buying Chinese cellphones and tablets can only increase their popularity and put increasing pressure on second-tier global brand names such as Asus and Acer — and even on first-tier global brands that seem not to care at all, such as HP.