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Amazon "to open logistics warehouse" in Shanghai's free trade zone

Online retailer Amazon is to establish a presence in Shanghai's new free trade zone, which was set up last year to encourage international investment in the area, according to press reports. 25 Aug 2014

Online retailers urged to commit to fair charges for rural parcel deliveries

Online retailers and suppliers have been urged to adopt new guidelines intended to ensure that businesses and customers based in rural areas are not forced to pay "disproportionate and unfairly high" parcel delivery costs. 21 Aug 2014

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