Jack Ma

With Internet usage in rural China rising faster than urban areas, Alibaba Group hopes to tap that enthusiasm in the countryside to drive e-commerce and economic growth in China's western region.

The needs of China's rising consumer class are quickly overwhelming the country's domestic resources and environment, says Alibaba Group's founder. The solution: fewer restrictions on international trade and more imports for China.

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Watch this to see what "Aliren" (Alibaba employees) had to say about an auspicious day.

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Alibaba founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma has been elected to the Foundation Board of the prestigious World Economic Forum, joining leaders from international business, government and academia.

Alibaba Group announced on Monday it will purchase a stake in leading Chinese online video firm Youku Tudou, in a move that will enlarge Alibaba Group's footprint in the digital entertainment space.

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The Wall Street Journal says the generosity of the Alibaba co-founders is being viewed as "the dawn of a new era of giving" in China. Meanwhile, Ma this week was named to TIME magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people.

China's e-commerce giant removed an estimated 114 million listings of suspected counterfeit merchandise from Taobao Marketplace last year. Read on for complete details of the company's ongoing effort to protect intellectual property rights.

Calling him the "godfather of China's scrappy entrepreneurial spirit," the newspaper lauds Ma for going beyond business to try to make the world a better place, reflecting a "profound shift in Chinese society."

On a trade mission to China, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron had a brief sit-down with Chinese Internet entrepreneur Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

China's largest shopping event topped RMB 35 billion ($5.7 billion) this year, up a whopping 83 percent from the previous year, as offline promotional activities attracted more users and a surge in

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