Alibaba sparks China’s consumer revolution

A clash between online fashion shopping and party discipline could lie ahead.

The Financial Times
Nov 9, 2017 · 4 min read
Workers distribute express parcels at a logistics centre of China Post during Alibaba Group’s Singles’ Day global shopping festival on November 11, 2016 in Ganyu, Jiangsu Province of China — VCG/VCG via Getty Images

By John Gapper

This Saturday is Singles Day, which Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce giant, has made into the world’s biggest fashion and gift-buying extravaganza. It is the climax of a “shopping and entertainment festival” that easily…

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