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Air NZ and Air China Alliance Plan Daily Flights between Auckland and Beijing

Air NZ and Air China Alliance Plan Daily Flights between Auckland and BeijingConditional to regulatory approvals, a partnership with Air New Zealand, Air China plans to include direct flights to Auckland daily from Beijing sometimes later in the year.

Today, the airlines released particulars related to the projected deal that could come into effect from December.

Jack Ma and China regulators Meet to Discuss Issue of Fake Goods Sold Through Alibaba’s Platforms

Jack Ma and China regulators Meet to Discuss Issue of Fake Goods Sold Through Alibaba’s PlatformsReportedly, on Friday, Jack Ma the founder and head Alibaba Group met the commerce regulator of China for a discussion over the issue of combating sales of fake products through the company's platforms. Both sides adopted a conciliatory tone during the discussion after a tussle over the issue of illegal business being carried on over the platforms of the Internet company.

Alibaba Faces Criticism from Regulators in China for Illegal Business on its Websites

Alibaba Faces Criticism from Regulators in China for Illegal Business on its Websites Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. faced severe criticism from a Chinese regulator which accused the e-commerce company of failing to clean up the illegal business transactions which carries on through its online platform.

Alibaba’s Founder Jack Ma Speaks at the World Economic Forum

Alibaba’s Founder Jack Ma Speaks at the World Economic ForumOn Friday, Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, spoke about his confidence on the economy of China. He expressed his thoughts at Davos, Switzerland, while attending the World Economic Forum.

Xiaomi Corp of China to Invest HK$527 million in Kingsoft

Xiaomi Corp of China to Invest HK$527 million in Kingsoft In December, Xiaomi Corp, the Chinese smartphone maker had raised $1.1 billion in funding and is putting it to good use now. The company will acquire a 3% stake in Kingsoft Corp., which is a software making firm. Kingsoft based in Beijing is a maker of productivity software which is quite similar to Microsoft Corp.

China Bans Uber-Style Taxi Apps Nationwide Citing Passenger Safety Concerns

China Bans Uber-Style Taxi Apps Nationwide Citing Passenger Safety ConcernsReports say that the Ministry of Transport in China has announced a ban for a nationwide use of the taxi apps for private cars that were styles in the lines of Uber. The ministry cited the reason as concerns for passenger safety.

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