In China’s Taobao villages, e-commerce is one way to bring new jobs and business opportunities to rural areas

淘宝村显示出电子商务的威力 E-commerce is often perceived as a phenomenon of high-income countries, but the industry’s rapid growth in China demonstrates that the transition from physical to digital commerce does not necessarily demand such high levels of development.   China’s worldwide e-commerce transaction value grew from less than 1% a decade ago to over 40% now, exceeding that of...