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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 (...)

Apple’s revenue warning on Wednesday was abrupt and unexpected. Photograph: Getty

Apple’s unexpected warning on weak Chinese sales has stoked fears over the health of the global economy, rattling financial markets and leading trader(...)

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(...)

Baidu’s headquarters. Photograph: iStock

The chief scientist helping drive Baidu’s push into artificial intelligence is quitting the Chinese search giant, putting at risk its efforts to put A(...)

Among the sites currently blocked in China are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, the New York Times and Bloomberg

Internet freedom was much on the agenda at China’s second World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, but there are clearly different readings on what online(...)

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 founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Jack Ma isn’t the only billionaire winner of Alibaba’s initial public offering. The record-setting stock sale also gave a jolt to the fortunes of the (...)

Xiaomi Corp. M1 smart phones running the MIUI operating system are displayed at the company’s headquarters in Beijing, China

In so many ways, the look of the National People’s Congress is old school, a throwback to the heady days of the Cold War with its red flags, it(...)

Icons of messaging applications WhatsApp of Facebook (L), Laiwang of Alibaba Group (C) and WeChat, or Weixin, of Tencent Group

China’s broader economy may be slowing but some parts of its technology sector are on fire. For many years, the country’s tech stocks have play(...)

A record surge in the share price of China’s internet messaging firm Tencent has made its chairman Ma Huateng (42) – known as Pony Ma in English – Ch(...)

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