Global Brands’ plan could help it make inroads into a market where e-commerce transactions are projected by the Chinese government to reach 18 trillion yuan ($2.8 trillion) this year. Photograph: Getty Images.

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Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma as he smiles waiting for the trading to open on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

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Employees of  Tmall, which sells underwear on Alibaba, work online to serve customers and deal with orders overnight in Hangzhou yesterday.  Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

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