Alibaba Group last week announced that it has entered an agreement to buy the South China Morning Post and other media assets of SCMP Group. Alibaba, which claims to be the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company, said its vision was to provide objective coverage of China to readers around the English-speaking world. The South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong-based English language daily, is known for its tough coverage of Beijing despite the mainland government’s frequent attempts to interfere with media coverage.
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