GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

ZHEJIANG, Nov 1 (FAM) – China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has increased its presence in rural areas.

The number of “Taobao villages,” referring to those villages where more than 10 percent of their households run online stores and with annual online revenue of 10 million yuan, has reached 1,311 by the end of August, according to a report by the firm’s researching arm.