Jack Ma

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China’s disappeared: high-profile figures who have gone missing in the past decade
Peng Shuai is latest in long line of artists, officials and celebrities to have vanished in recent years

Oliver Holmes

19, Nov, 2021 @3:23 PM

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The super-rich, ‘sissy boys’, celebs – all targets in Xi’s bid to end cultural difference | Rana Mitter
Fearful of the growing influence of entrepreneurs and entertainers, the Chinese leader now demands conformity across all of society

Rana Mitter

05, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The party’s over: China clamps down on its tech billionaires
The startling rise to wealth of the nation’s entrepreneurs has been an affront to Beijing’s political philosophy and increasingly, a threat to the communist party

Vincent Ni

21, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Alibaba shares jump after record $2.8bn anti-monopoly fine
E-commerce firm feels penalty by Chinese regulators means focus on company is at an end

Mark Sweney

12, Apr, 2021 @12:14 PM

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The strange case of Alibaba's Jack Ma and his three-month vanishing act
The ebullient founder of Alibaba embarrassed China’s leaders and went missing. Now he’s back, but seems far less outspoken

Rob Davies and Helen Davidson in Taipei

23, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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JD Wetherspoon doesn't need any more beer money from Sunak | Nils Pratley
While smaller pubs ‘hang by a thread’, big chains amass war chests to capitalise on likelihood of those threads breaking

Nils Pratley

20, Jan, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Chinese billionaire Jack Ma makes first public appearance in months
Alibaba co-founder, not seen since Beijing began crackdown on his firms, says he has been ‘studying and thinking’

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

20, Jan, 2021 @1:45 PM

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Where is Jack Ma? Chinese tycoon not seen since October
Alibaba co-founder has fallen out of favour with Beijing, but observers cautious about drawing conclusions

Helen Davidson in Taipei

05, Jan, 2021 @10:05 AM

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China orders Alibaba founder Jack Ma to pare down fintech empire
Central bank says Ant Group governance is unsound and tells it to rectify ‘illegal activities’

Rupert Neate

28, Dec, 2020 @1:50 PM

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China targets Alibaba with anti-monopoly investigation
Shares in e-commerce company plummet, with financial spinoff Ant Group also called in for ‘supervisory’ talks with authorities

Helen Davidson in Taipei

24, Dec, 2020 @4:44 AM

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'Rotten': stores in China face backlash over label for large clothing sizes
Customers ‘shocked’ by descriptions of larger items in RT-Mart, prompting apology for ‘inappropriate’ sign

Helen Davidson in Taipei, and Lillian Yang

13, Nov, 2020 @6:50 AM

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China's biggest tech firms dive in value over Beijing crackdown fears
Frantic stock sell-offs across sector anticipate ‘monopoly’ rules, with Alibaba’s shares falling 9.8%

Rupert Neate

11, Nov, 2020 @7:39 PM

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