Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Alibaba

Chinese tech giant Alibaba puts investment plans for India on hold amid ‘souring relations’

Bilateral tensions have forced Chinese firms to hold investment plans in India. But Alibaba doesn’t plan to 'reduce its stakes or exit investments' in India.

Alibaba to invest $28 billion in cloud over the next 3 years

Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing initiatives for Alibaba as it expands beyond its traditional e-commerce focus.

Asian tech giants are pouring money into India’s booming gaming-gambling apps

Tencent, Alibaba and SoftBank are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Indian gaming apps that use loopholes in anti-gambling laws.

India receives second batch of medical supplies for Covid-19 from China

Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations donate protective clothes, masks and ventilators to Indian Red Cross Society.

Netherlands recalls 600,000 China-made masks from its hospitals over poor quality

Netherlands becomes the latest country after Spain and Czech Republic to claim Chinese medical supplies are defective.

Mukesh Ambani readies India’s Alibaba with $24 billion holding firm

Ambani’s move is latest sign of Reliance’s pivot toward data & digital services for future growth, as it builds platform to take on Amazon & Flipkart.

China’s mass surveillance is more sophisticated than thought, courtesy several tech giants

Human Rights Watch report sheds new light on the vast scope of activity China is monitoring as it cracks down on its minority Muslim Uighur population.

Why Jack Ma the ‘Communist’ shouldn’t surprise anyone

China has given its tech giants, Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, space to grow, but never ceded all control.

How Jack Ma made rich capitalists acceptable in communist China

Ma showed that an innovative private enterprise could thrive under a Communist regime once hostile, and still at times suspicious, of ambitious capitalists.

Trump’s ‘unpresidential’ Twitter activity & why Saudi Arabia arrested a man over breakfast

Scores of migrants have died off the Libyan coast, and Alibaba's new venture in Russia.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.