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Jul 8, 2015

Alibaba to invest over $100 million in China’s Mei.com: source

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is investing more than $100 million in Mei.com, a “flash sales” platform for luxury and fashion goods, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

Alibaba had said earlier on Wednesday it would form a team within its Tmall business-to-consumer platform to help Mei.com expand its user base, product offerings, logistics and IT infrastructure, but did not disclose the size of its investment.

Jun 27, 2015

Thousands protest in Shanghai suburb over chemical plant fears

SHANGHAI, June 27 (Reuters) – Thousands of people took to
the streets in a distant suburb of Shanghai on Saturday saying
they feared the government would build a chemical plant, despite
assurances from officials that the plan will not go ahead.

Choking smog and environmental degradation in many parts of
China is angering an increasingly educated and affluent urban
class. After a series of health scares and accidents there is
also deepening public scepticism about the safety of industries
ranging from food to energy.

Jun 19, 2015

Still an underdog, but China government deals help Alibaba’s cloud ambitions

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is an underdog in the global cloud computing industry, but it has one thing going for it: it’s Chinese.

Alibaba this week scored a minor deal with China’s northeastern port city of Dalian to build a cloud computing centre and provide online government services such as bill payment.

Jun 19, 2015

Still an underdog, but China govt deals help Alibaba’s cloud ambitions

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, June 19 (Reuters) – E-commerce giant
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is an underdog in the global
cloud computing industry, but it has one thing going for it:
it’s Chinese.

Alibaba this week scored a minor deal with China’s
northeastern port city of Dalian to build a cloud computing
centre and provide online government services such as bill
payment.

Jun 18, 2015

Chinese government deals help nurse Alibaba’s bottom dog cloud business

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is an underdog in the global cloud computing industry, but it has one thing going for it: it’s Chinese.

Alibaba this week scored a minor deal with China’s northeastern port city of Dalian to build a cloud computing center and provide online government services such as bill payment.

Jun 18, 2015

Chinese govt deals help nurse Alibaba’s bottom dog cloud business

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, June 19 (Reuters) – E-commerce giant
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is an underdog in the global
cloud computing industry, but it has one thing going for it:
it’s Chinese.

Alibaba this week scored a minor deal with China’s
northeastern port city of Dalian to build a cloud computing
centre and provide online government services such as bill
payment.

Jun 9, 2015

linked investigator freed early from China jail – source

SHANGHAI, June 9 (Reuters) – A British corporate
investigator linked to a bribery scandal in China involving
drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC is to be released early
from a 2 1/2-year sentence in a Chinese jail, a source close to
his family said on Tuesday.

Peter Humphrey and his American wife, Yu Yingzeng, were
sentenced in August last year for illegally obtaining private
records of Chinese citizens and selling the information on to
clients including GSK.

Jun 9, 2015

linked investigator to be freed early from China prison: source

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A British corporate investigator linked to a bribery scandal involving drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC has been told he will be released early from a 2-1/2 year prison sentence in China, a person close to his family said on Tuesday.

Peter Humphrey and his American wife, Yu Yingzeng, were sentenced in August last year for illegally obtaining private records of Chinese citizens and selling the information on to clients including GSK.

Jun 5, 2015

Death toll climbs to 82 as China rights capsized ship

JIANLI, China, June 5 (Reuters) – The death toll from a
Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River has
climbed to 82, state media said on Friday, as authorities
righted the battered vessel and said there was no chance of
finding anyone else alive.

The rescue mission has become an operation to recover
hundreds of bodies from the ship, which was carrying 456 people
when it overturned in a freak tornado on Monday night. Only 14
survivors have been found, including the captain.

Jun 5, 2015

Death toll climbs to 82 as China starts righting capsized ship

JIANLI, China (Reuters) – The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River has climbed to 82, state media said on Friday, as authorities began righting the vessel and said there was no chance of finding anyone else alive.

The rescue mission has become an operation to recover hundreds of bodies from the ship, which was carrying 456 people when it overturned in a freak tornado on Monday night. Only 14 survivors have been found, including the captain.