For Investors and a Buffer, Alibaba Seeks a Hong Kong Primary Listing

The Chinese e-commerce giant’s application could give it better access to Chinese capital and a safety net against U.S. regulations.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #e-commerce, #hong-kong, #initial-public-offerings, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states

There’s No Global Shopping Mall

Unlike so many of our online experiences, shopping is one area that has remained mostly local.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #india, #internal-sub-only-nl, #shopping-and-retail

Alibaba Dismisses Employee Who Accused Her Boss of Rape

After initially supporting her #MeToo accusation, the company now blames her for damaging the company’s reputation with false claims.

#metoo-movement, #alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil

In China, Buying That Toy Gun Could Get You Arrested

San Cheng bought toy guns online as props for video game design. Then the police arrived, and he was jailed under China’s strict but messy gun laws.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #firearms, #gun-control, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shopping-and-retail, #taobao, #toys

Alibaba Downplays Singles Day for a Tense Time in China

The Chinese e-commerce giant is updating its blockbuster shopping holiday for a humbler, more dutiful era in the country’s internet industry.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #china, #e-commerce, #ma-jack, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shopping-and-retail, #tmall

China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself

Does Xi understand the cost of the distrust he’s fostering at home and abroad?

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #computer-chips, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ma-jack, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #xi-jinping

China Fines Meituan $530 Million in Second Tech Antitrust Case

The $530 million fine is Beijing’s second major penalty this year against an internet company accused of monopolistic practices.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #china, #didi-chuxing, #fines-penalties, #meituan-dianping, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

The End of a ‘Gilded Age’: China Is Bringing Business to Heel

Executives sit in jail, tech companies are being reined in and the biggest developer is teetering. It’s the beginning of a new era for China’s economy.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #china-evergrande-group, #didi-chuxing, #xi-jinping

Clamping Down on ‘Spiritual Opium’

Chinese tech regulation, Elizabeth Holmes’s trial and Facebook’s obfuscation.

#23andme, #alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #carreyrou-john, #china, #genetics-and-heredity, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #internal-sub-only, #ma-jack, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #tencent-holdings-ltd

Alibaba Manager Not Charged in China’s Latest #MeToo Moment

Prosecutors declined to charge the man, who a co-worker said had assaulted her, an allegation that highlighted sexism in the Chinese tech scene.

#metoo-movement, #alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

After Proudly Celebrating Women, Alibaba Faces Reckoning Over Harassment

A rape accusation at the Chinese e-commerce giant has shed light on a work culture that some former employees say is humiliating and toxic.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #discrimination, #ma-jack, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

China’s Internet Antitrust Push Leads to Corporate Clashes

Internet companies are using the threat of government action as a cudgel against rivals. That could make the Communist Party the ultimate arbiter over the industry.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #baidu-inc, #china, #douyin-bytedance, #e-commerce, #mobile-applications, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #tiktok-bytedance, #weibo-corporation

Jack Ma Shows Why China’s Tycoons Keep Quiet

High-profile business leaders have been detained, sidelined or silenced as the Communist Party moves forcefully to keep companies in line. Today, the best strategy is to lie low.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #china, #clark-duncan-author, #e-commerce, #entrepreneurship, #hangzhou-china, #ma-jack, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #xi-jinping

A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived

Never before have so many countries, including China, moved with such vigor at the same time to limit the power of a single industry.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #amazon-com-inc, #ant-financial-services-group, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #australia, #baidu-inc, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #censorship, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #europe, #european-commission, #facebook-inc, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #search-engines, #social-media, #united-states

Ant Group Announces Overhaul as China Tightens Its Grip

Beijing has accused the internet-finance titan of flouting regulations in its quest for growth.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #ma-jack, #peoples-bank-of-china, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Alibaba Will Lower Merchant Fees After Antitrust Fine

China’s $2.8 billion antitrust penalty against Alibaba far exceeds its previous fines for anticompetitive business practices.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #china, #fines-penalties, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #zhang-daniel-1972

Alibaba Faces $2.8 Billion Fine From Chinese Regulators

The penalty is Beijing’s toughest action to date in its campaign to tighten supervision of the country’s internet Goliaths.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #ant-financial-services-group, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #fines-penalties, #ma-jack, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

China Turns to Elon Musk as Technology Dreams Sour

The Tesla boss and digital prankster is striking a chord, at a time of disillusionment with the tech industry and its leading tycoons.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #ma-jack, #musk-elon, #social-media, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #tesla-motors-inc

C.E.O.s, Former Officials Call for a Post-Trump Globalism Revival

A group of company leaders and former policymakers argue that “globalism” isn’t an epithet. Instead, they argue, it is the way forward.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #arnault-bernard, #blair-tony, #dimon-james, #gates-robert-m, #income-inequality, #johnsonjohnson, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #politics-and-government, #tsai-joseph-c, #united-states-politics-and-government

Companies That Donated to Senators Planning Election Results Challenge Face Questions

Awkward questions for the companies that donated to senators planning to challenge the 2020 election results.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #ant-financial-services-group, #bitcoin-currency, #campaign-finance, #cruz-ted, #daines-steve, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #ma-jack, #marshall-roger-w-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020

China Orders Ant Group to Revamp Its Business

The country’s central bank made clear its displeasure with the financial technology company, adding to the growing scrutiny of Chinese internet giants.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #e-commerce, #ma-jack, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Why China Turned Against Jack Ma

The Alibaba chief paid for pushing back against Beijing. But the shift in attitude also speaks to a growing wealth gap and diminished opportunities for the young.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #entrepreneurship, #income-inequality, #ma-jack, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Why China Turned Against Alibaba’s Jack Ma

The Alibaba chief paid for pushing back against Beijing. But the shift in attitude also speaks to a growing wealth gap and diminished opportunities for the young.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #entrepreneurship, #income-inequality, #ma-jack, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

China Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Alibaba, the E-Commerce Giant

The move is part of Beijing’s regulatory pushback against the business empire of Jack Ma, the company’s co-founder and the country’s richest man.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #ant-financial-services-group, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Alibaba’s Software Can Find Uighur Faces, It Told China Clients

The website for the tech titan’s cloud business described facial recognition software that could detect members of a minority group whose persecution has drawn international condemnation.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #cloud-computing, #facial-recognition-software, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #racial-profiling, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xinjiang-china

The Luxury E-Commerce Wars Heat Up

On one side: Amazon. On the other: a new alliance of brands and platforms. Who will win?

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #amazon-com-inc, #bolen-alexander-lytton, #compagnie-financiere-richemont-sa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #farfetch-com, #kering-sa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #neves-jose, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rupert-johann-1950, #shopping-and-retail, #yoox-net-a-porter-group-spa, #your-feed-fashion

On Alibaba’s Singles’ Day, China’s Couriers Demand More

The country’s booming e-commerce sector relies on millions of delivery workers, some of whom are protesting low wages and grueling working conditions.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #singles-day, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

Why China Halted Ant’s I.P.O., Dealing Jack Ma a Blow

Investors in what would have been the world’s largest share sale are getting refunds, as Beijing shows entrepreneurs the importance of listening to the Communist Party.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #china, #initial-public-offerings, #ma-jack, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds

Jack Ma Gets Summoned by Beijing Ahead of Ant I.P.O.

The internet finance titan, which is days away from a huge stock offering, has challenged China’s state-led banking system, putting it in the cross-hairs of the authorities.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #initial-public-offerings, #ma-jack, #mobile-applications, #peoples-bank-of-china, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds

Ant Challenged Beijing and Prospered. Now It Toes the Line.

The tech giant, which is preparing for a mega I.P.O., has transformed personal finance in China. Regulators have taken notice.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #e-commerce, #initial-public-offerings, #ma-jack, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #personal-finances

All About Ant Group, the Next Big Tech I.P.O.

The tech giant’s coming share sale will be among the largest ever. But the company has made most of its impact in just one country: China.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #china, #e-commerce, #ma-jack, #mobile-applications, #paypal

Ant Group Set to Raise $34 Billion in World’s Biggest I.P.O.

The Alibaba online finance spinoff, which offers people in China a one-stop shop for loans, investments and more, will list shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #china, #hong-kong, #initial-public-offerings, #shanghai-china, #stocks-and-bonds

Trump’s Attacks on TikTok and WeChat Could Further Fracture the Internet

The president’s restrictions on Chinese tech may be part of an eye-for-an-eye logic called reciprocity. The price could be a global patchwork of online fiefs.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #protectionism-trade, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #wechat-mobile-app

Corporate Political Donations Undermine Pledges

A new analysis shows how companies have funded political efforts that undermine their public stances.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dodd-frank-wall-street-reform-and-consumer-protection-act-2010, #dodd-christopher-j, #european-union, #frank-barney, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #merkel-angela, #microsoft-corp, #walmart-stores-inc

China’s Coronavirus Tracking Apps Stir Privacy Fears as They Linger

With the disease there mostly under control, officials are looking for new uses for the government software that’s now on many phones.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #ant-financial-services-group, #china, #computer-security, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hangzhou-china, #mobile-applications, #privacy

SoftBank in Crisis Amid Record Losses

Its flagship tech fund is underwater, annual losses are huge and a key board member departed, as the firm faces the coronavirus and a tech slump.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #japan, #ma-jack, #softbank-corporation, #son-masayoshi, #stocks-and-bonds

Jack Ma Leaves SoftBank Board as Record Losses Loom

The Chinese tycoon’s disclosure came just hours before the company was preparing to announce a major financial hit to its annual results from the coronavirus and a slump in the tech sector.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #japan, #ma-jack, #softbank-corporation, #son-masayoshi, #stocks-and-bonds

Marc Benioff’s $25 Million Blitz to Buy Protective Gear From China

A call from a university chancellor set in motion a private sector effort to procure 50 million masks, gowns and swabs for American medical facilities.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #benioff-marc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #salesforce-com-inc, #zhang-daniel-1972

China’s Elite Donate Coronavirus Gear to the U.S.

People and companies with vested interest in sustaining the U.S.-China relationship are stepping in as ties fray between the two countries.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #asia-society, #benioff-marc, #china, #china-international-trustinvestment-corp, #citic-capital, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #factories-and-manufacturing, #high-net-worth-individuals, #ma-jack, #masks, #medical-devices, #politics-and-government, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #salesforce-com-inc, #shortages, #tsai-joseph-c, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zhang-daniel-1972