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Alibaba accuses Chinese government of ‘misconduct’

Ecommerce giant Alibaba has complained of ‘misconduct’ and claimed the Chinese government is biased after it accused the website of permitting sales of fake goods.

In a critical report released yesterday (January 28), Chinese regulators said Alibaba allowed unlicensed merchants to sell products on its Taobao and Tmall platforms and failed to protect consumers’ rights.

In a rare display of defiance towards the Chinese authorities, Alibaba accused the Chinese official in charge of internet monitoring, Liu Hongliang, of “procedural misconduct” and said it will file a formal complaint with the agency, according to The Guardian.

Alibaba raised a record $25bn (£16.5bn) when it launched an IPO in September.

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