China boosts government presence in Alibaba, private giants

Asia Pacific Sep 23, 2019

China boosts government presence in Alibaba, private giants

The government of one of China's top technology hubs is dispatching officials to 100 local corporations including e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, the latest effort to exert greater influence over the country's massive private sector. Hangzhou, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, is assigning government ...

Editorials Sep 19, 2019

Jack Ma moves on

There is every reason for Japanese to wish the Alibaba co-founder the best of luck and see how he changes the world next.

Alibaba's Jack Ma says 12-hour work week could be the norm

Business Aug 29, 2019

Alibaba's Jack Ma says 12-hour work week could be the norm

Billionaire Jack Ma, long an outspoken advocate for China's extreme work culture, says that people should be able to work just 12 hours a week with the benefits of artificial intelligence. People could work as little as three days a week, four hours a day ...