How to Play the E-Commerce Trend in China

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Consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has just released a survey of the online shopping habits of more than 11,000 online shoppers in 11 countries. And according to PwC, the No. 1 country for e-commerce today is ... China!

Take a look at some of these numbers:

  • $211 billion in annual online sales.
  • 58% of shoppers shopping online in the past week.
  • 64% growth in e-commerce revenues over just the past year.

Clearly, China is turning into a big market for online marketing -- but who's best positioned to profit from it? Listen in and find out, as Fool contributor Rich Smith lays out the field of possibilities for you.

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