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EXPLAINER: What drives high-profile disappearances in China

BEIJING (AP) — The disappearance of tennis star Peng Shuai in China following her accusation of sexual assault against a former top Communist Party official has shined a spotlight on similar cases inv...

EXPLAINER: What drives high-profile disappearances in China

BEIJING (AP) — The disappearance of tennis star Peng Shuai in China following her accusation of sexual assault against a former top Communist Party official has shined a spotlight on similar cas...

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

This was supposed to be Jack Ma's finest hour: a year ago to the day, his Ant Group was meant to go public in a $37 billion blaze of glory. Instead Beijing reined in his empire, abruptly clipping ...

Alibaba founder Ma spotted in Mallorca in rare trip abroad after China scrutiny

MALLORCA, Spain (Reuters) - Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma was on the Spanish island of Mallorca where his luxury yacht is anchored, two Spanish newspapers said on Wednesday, on his first trip abroad s...

'Worker Lives Matter' takes off in China with viral open-access spreadsheet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Resentful over grueling work hours, Chinese office workers have banded together to mount a new campaign to combat what is known as “996 culture” — workin...

Billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma reappears in Hong Kong - sources

HONG KONG, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group (9988.HK) founder Jack Ma, largely out of public view since a regulatory clampdown started on his business empire late last year, is currently in Hong Kong ...

China tightens political control of internet giants

BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party is tightening political control over China’s internet giants and tapping their wealth to pay for its ambitions to reduce reliance on U.S. and European technol...

Alipay: China's biggest payment app faces new curbs

China has reportedly ordered Ant Group, the owner of the world's biggest payment platform Alipay, to create a separate app for its flourishing microloan business. The Financial Times (FT) on Mond...

Award-winning filmmaker Zhao Wei disappears from Chinese internet for reasons unknown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s billionaire film director and actress Zhao Wei (趙薇) has been scrubbed from the country’s internet by the government, for reasons that still remain a my...

Alibaba’s #MeToo scandal is warning for China tech

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Alibaba’s #MeToo moment rings loud alarm bells for China’s embattled technology sector at a bad time. The $534 billion e-commerce company was already...

Analysis: Chinese flock to home-grown brands in golden opportunity for investors

He Shuang, a student at a U.S. university stranded in her home city of Chongqing in southwest China during the pandemic, has added more than 300 domestic brands to her list of favourites on Alibaba...

Hong Kong's last pro-democracy paper sells out final edition

HONG KONG (AP) — The final edition of Hong Kong's last remaining pro-democracy paper sold out in hours Thursday, as readers scooped up all 1 million copies of the Apple Daily, whose closure was yet an...

Meituan's stock price plunges after CEO posts Chinese poem

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares in Meituan, China’s largest food delivery platform, have tumbled after its CEO posted —and then deleted — an ancient poem in a move widely seen as possible criticism of the Chi...

Chinese regulator orders Ant Group to conduct major overhaul

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese regulators have ordered Ant Group, a financial affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, to become a financial holding company to ease financial oversight amid step...

Alibaba shrugs off $2.75 billion antitrust fine, shares rally

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Alibaba does not expect any material impact from the antitrust crackdown in China that will push it to overhaul how it deals with merchants, its CEO said on Monday, after regulator...