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In a letter to investors, Pinduoduo founder Colin Huang suggests that companies with new business models, a group that Huang portrayed Pinduoduo as leading, are expected to outrun their older rivals in a world that’s witnessing a “reestablishment.”
The already intense rivalry between Pinduoduo and arch-rivals like Alibaba and JD is reaching a fever pitch as the Covid-19 is moving more Chinese shoppers online.
Instead of playing catch-up, the four-year-old company now claims to be China’s second-largest e-commerce platform with 585.2 million active buyers, next only to Alibaba.
Both Alibaba and JD have rolled out their counterpart apps that adopt similar models of Pinduoduo. More rivals like Alibaba-backed Suning are reportedly joining the battle.
Included in Pinduoduo’s 2019 annual report was a letter from its founder and CEO Colin Huang which sought to reassure shareholders about the company’s long-term growth prospects.
Take Byju’s, an India-based education startup named after its founder, Byju Raveendran. In early March, it announced it would give children free access to its learning app, which it says had more than 40 million users at the end of last year. Around 3 million of those paid between $150 and $200 for an annual subscription.
Since the announcement, the company says it has experienced a 60% surge in students using its products, which range from interactive video lessons and live classes, to quizzes and exam preparation.
A nationwide lockdown, ordered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in late March, means that India’s school-age population of around 300 million is suddenly having to home educate.
“The outbreak is clearly increasing the appreciation of online education,” Raveendran tells CNN Business. “This could be a turning point for the industry, ushering in an increased usage of this format and changing habits in terms of how kids learn and how teachers teach,” he adds.
As details are slowly emerging about what to expect in American Horror Story Season 10, we already know it’s got a stellar cast in place and have gotten some clues about the theme.
随着《美国恐怖故事》第十季的更多细节被公布，我们已经知道了它的阵容很强大，并获得了一些关于主题的线索。Production has been delayed. Ryan Murphy revealed to USA Today that Season 10 of American Horror Story was supposed to begin filming the last week of March, but had been put on hold indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
该剧制作被推迟。瑞恩·墨菲对《今日美国》透露，《美国恐怖故事》第十季本该在三月份最后一周开拍的，但受疫情影响被无限期搁置了。The fact that AHS was supposed to be filming in the spring was a surprise to fans, leading some to suspect that Murphy was plotting a potential summer drop (maybe to make room for the mysterious secret season to air later in 2020), but there’s little to no evidence to support this theory at this time.
《美国恐怖故事》原定于春季拍摄的消息让粉丝们很惊讶，有些人就猜测墨菲可能是密谋要在夏季停播（可能是要为2020年晚些时候播出的神秘一季留出间隔），但目前这种猜测几乎没有依据。It will likely premiere in fall 2020. Since its very first season, American Horror Story has always debuted in the fall. (It is spooky season, after all!)
The nuggets will be supplied by U.S. agribusiness Cargill Ltd [CARGIL.UL] and will be sold at only three outlets in China in Shanghai and the southern cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen between April 28-30, KFC said on its official Weibo account.
Customers who would like to try a bite must purchase a pre-sale coupon, it said. One serving comprises of five chicken pieces and will be sold for 1.99 yuan.
The move comes amid growing global interest in China’s meat substitute industry, which has been identified by both U.S. players Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat (BYND.O) as a key target market. The coronavirus outbreak is also threatening China’s poultry production.
此举正值全球对中国肉类替代产业的兴趣日益浓厚之际，美国的Impossible Foods和Beyond Meat两家公司都把中国视为主要目标市场。新冠疫情也威胁着中国的家禽养殖业。