China’s consumer demand trumps political friction, says Alibaba boss

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The chief executive of Alibaba Group, the Chinese retail goliath often described as Asia’s Amazon, says rising political tension between China and Australia has not damaged business or trade relations.

  • Patrick Hatch
  • The Age

Daniel Zhang instead insists that demand from middle-class Chinese consumers is too great to be disrupted by geopolitical friction, and sees “tremendous” growth ahead for Australia exporters to the region.

Jam 1aaaSome business leaders, including Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, have criticised domestic debate about Chinese Communist Party influence on Australian politics and China’s territorial ambitions in the South China Sea, saying it jeopardised the…

But Mr Zhang said he…

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