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In celebration of International Women’s Day, the spotlight turns on enterprising women business owners who are making an impact in the region’s booming e-commerce market and giving back to their communities.

In partnership with:Lazada

By most measures, Hai Zhenzhen has the perfect job. The 21-year-old high school graduate works from home, answers to nobody, and pretty much can work whenever she wants. Welcome to China’s gig economy.

In the first of a two-part series, Alibaba founder Jack Ma shares his views on the Chinese economy and the importance of entrepreneurship in supporting growth. Part II will address Ma’s vision for the South China Morning Post and his take on Hong Kong