Corrections & clarifications

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 May, 2008, 12:00am

In the report 'Fat cats criticised over size of donations' published on page A5 yesterday, we stated that Alibaba chairman Jack Ma had been criticised by netizens for allegedly having donated only 1 yuan to the Sichuan earthquake relief efforts; we reported in the same story that the company's website said Alibaba had donated 2.5 million yuan. This was incorrect. Alibaba in fact pledged 2 million yuan to relief efforts on May 12, and Mr Ma personally pledged an additional 1 million yuan on the same day. Over the last week, Alibaba has also raised 50 million yuan from the company, employees and its members through the internet.