2011 was rough for Alibaba, and 2012 is off to a rocky start. Last year a scandal rocked Alibaba.com, the company’s only listed subsidiary; this year a (rumored) attempt to take Alibaba.com off the Hong Kong Board was (temporarily) stymied by yet another squabble with major shareholder Yahoo. Now the bid is back on, but delisting, however sensible, is more indicative of the difficulty investors had understanding the company than anything else. Zeng Ming, Chief Strategy Officer at Alibaba Group, explains his vision of the future of Chinese e-commerce, Alibaba’s role in China, and then answered some uncomfortable questions.
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- Episode 24: The Great Helmsmen
- Episode 23: March of the penguin
- Episode 22: Inside China’s booming e-commerce market
- Episode 21: Rolling back China’s state-owned enterprises
- Episode 20: China and the US election
- Episode 19: A conversation with Morgan Stanley’s Ruchir Sharma
- Episode 18: Merging Tudou and Youku; Has the RMB hit bottom? Interest rate reform through sketchy wealth management products
- Episode 17: What’s next for the Alibaba Group? A conversation with Zeng Ming
- Episode 16: Who’s afraid of an International Board?