About Amazon.cn (Amazon China)
As the largest internet based retailer in the U.S. and probably the whole world, Amazon needs no introduction. Currently, Amazon has separate retail websites for a whole range of countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India and Mexico.
The online platform that Amazon China (Amazon.cn) is using today was formerly known as Joyo.com, which was founded in 2000 and quickly became one of the biggest online shopping platforms in China. In August 2004, Joyo was wholly acquired by Amazon Inc. (亚马逊) to serve as the platform for Amazon China which it released under its new domain, amazon.cn. Amazon.cn provides more than 1.5 million products including books, audio and video products, software, computers, and general merchandise and is in direct competition with sites like JD.com and Taobao's Tmall.com.