Alibaba would be looking to offer its popular e-commerce services to Sina Weibo's 500 million registered users. Photo: Reuters Alibaba would be looking to offer its popular e-commerce services to Sina Weibo's 500 million registered users. Photo: Reuters
Alibaba would be looking to offer its popular e-commerce services to Sina Weibo's 500 million registered users. Photo: Reuters
Doug Young
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Doug Young

Sina, Alibaba resurrect tie-up talks

Sina's new tie-up with Alibaba could value Sina Weibo at around US$1.5 billion, and could pave the way for an accelerated IPO for Weibo if the pairing is successful

Alibaba would be looking to offer its popular e-commerce services to Sina Weibo's 500 million registered users. Photo: Reuters Alibaba would be looking to offer its popular e-commerce services to Sina Weibo's 500 million registered users. Photo: Reuters
Alibaba would be looking to offer its popular e-commerce services to Sina Weibo's 500 million registered users. Photo: Reuters
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Doug Young

Doug Young

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He writes daily on his blog, Young’s China Business Blog (www.youngchinabiz.com), commenting on the latest developments at Chinese companies listed in the US, China and Hong Kong. He is also author of a new book about the media in China, “The Party Line: How the Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China.”