The Chinese government asked Alibaba to sell its media assets, which include the Twitter-like Weibo platform, the South China Morning Post and other Chinese news outlets, the Wall Street Journal reported. The request is the latest sign of how Alibaba founder Jack Ma has upset the Chinese government. Last fall, his outspoken criticisms about China’s financial system prompted regulators to...
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