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The logos of Ant Group and Alibaba Group at the Ant Group office in Hong Kong An employee walks past the logos of Ant Group and Alibaba Group at the Ant Group office in Hong Kong, Oct. 23, 2020 (AP photo by Kin Cheung).

Alibaba Got Too Big for China’s Comfort

, Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR contributor Rachel Cheung and Assistant Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curate the week’s top news and expert analysis on China. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive China Note by email every week.

As China raises the heat on tech giants, one behemoth is taking most of it. Chinese regulators are reportedly mulling a series of measures to rein in the Alibaba Group, from a record fine to potential divestiture of its media assets, as the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership grows wary of its influence. Alibaba is one of, if not the largest, online commerce companies in the world. ...

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