For a long time, investors have referenced Dangdang (NYSE:DANG) as the "Amazon of China."  That comparison, however, doesn't really capture all of the competitive factors at play in China, or Dangdang's place in the market.  There really is a lot more to the company's story than a passing reference to the biggest e-tailer in America.

When the company came out with earnings last week, shareholders endured a precipitous fall in the value of their shares.  The Motley Fool's Brian Stoffel--a shareholder of Dangdang himself--explains the three big reasons the company's stock fell so much, and whether or not it's caused him to reconsider holdings shares.

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