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Jack Ma, Trump and Xi: How Chinese billionaire flew close to the sun

November 05, 2021 11:17 am

The story of Jack Ma's fall from official favour helps illustrate how rapidly China has transformed under Xi Jinping

China tightens political control of internet giants

October 03, 2021 6:31 pm

Anti-monopoly and data security crackdowns starting in late 2020 have shaken the industry, which flourished for two decades with little regulation.

Alibaba manager accused of rape is released, adding to China’s #Metoo debate

September 08, 2021 11:31 am

Within Alibaba, large numbers of employees have rallied around the accusations to push back against what they say is a sexist workplace culture. In a letter to management last month signed by more than 6,000 Alibaba workers, employees urged the company to forbid sexual remarks and games in orientation events.

Alibaba blasted by state media despite firing manager accused of sex assault

August 09, 2021 8:59 pm

On Saturday, a female employee posted an 11-page account on Alibaba's intranet saying her manager and a client had sexually assaulted her, and that superiors and human resources had not taken the matter seriously in the five days since she reported it.

Consortium led by Alibaba, Jiangsu government near deal for Suning

June 30, 2021 11:51 am

Alibaba’s Hong Kong-listed shares rose as much as 1.6% in Wednesday morning trading, while its American depositary receipts closed largely unchanged at $229.44 on Tuesday in New York.

Jack Ma’s Ant Group to be financial holding firm in overhaul forced by China

April 13, 2021 9:46 am

Ant will now effectively be supervised more like a bank, a move with far-reaching implications for its growth and ability to press ahead with a landmark initial public offering that the government abruptly delayed late last year.

China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

April 10, 2021 11:43 am

In late December, China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) announced it launched an antitrust probe into the company. That came after authorities halted a planned $37 billion IPO from Ant Group, Alibaba's internet finance arm.

Explained: Who is Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire and founder of Alibaba?

January 06, 2021 8:05 am

Alibaba Group Founder Jack Ma was absent from a TV show which he created that fuelled speculations about his whereabouts.

Alibaba shares in Hong Kong tumble on China probe

December 24, 2020 11:44 am

The stock traded as low as HK$229.4. The Hang Seng Index was down 0.2%.

China launches antitrust probe into tech giant Alibaba

December 24, 2020 9:29 am

The probe is part of an accelerating crackdown on monopolistic behaviour in China's booming internet space.