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China’s richest man and  founder of Alibaba  Jack Ma. Photograph: AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File

Alibaba, China’s most valuable public tech company, will mark its 20th birthday on Tuesday with a rite of succession: its founder Jack Ma will retire (...)

Jack Ma started Alibaba in 1999 and transformed it into one the world’s most important ecommerce and digital payments companies. His net worth is estimated at about €35 billion. File photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s richest man, the Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, has been revealed as a member of the ruling Communist Party of China, having joined dur(...)

 Wang Jianlin has topped the Chinese rich list for the third time. Photograph: Reuters

China may be on the verge, or even in the throes, of a property bubble, but the country’s richest person is still a real-estate developer, as Dalian (...)

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping: finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agenda.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The world’s biggest economy plays host to the planet’s second biggest economy this week, and finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agen(...)

Alibaba now handles 80 per cent of China’s ecommerce. Photograph: Crab Hu/EPA

There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the Communist Party of China, whos(...)

A woman takes a ‘selfie’ near a portrait of Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, where the 12th National People’s Congress gets under way in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s National People’s Congress gets under way on Thursday and the annual talking shop is set to approve a 10 per cent increase in the defence budg(...)