Patrick Liu Chunning, who also served as president of Alibaba’s digital entertainment unit, was taken into custody by China’s Public Security Bureau about six months ago but now appears to have gone AWOL, according to remarks by Alibaba. Photo: Reuters

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Patrick Liu Chunning, who also served as president of Alibaba’s digital entertainment unit, was taken into custody by China’s Public Security Bureau about six months ago but now appears to have gone AWOL, according to remarks by Alibaba. Photo: Reuters
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