China’s says watchdog accepts request for probe into rival Alibaba’s practices

A Chinese regulator has formally accepted a request by, the country's second-biggest online retailer, to investigate its rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for possible unfair practices during promotions,'s official microblog said on Thursday. Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce firm, has previously denied accusations outlined in a letter to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) in the run-up to Nov

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