Alibaba Group Holding Limited is the largest Internet company in China and one of the largest globally. It provides an extensive range of e-commercial services for both the Chinese and global markets. It was founded by Jack Ma in 1999, when he and his team established the website, a business-to-business (B2B) portal helping Chinese small businesses to sell products to overseas buyers using the Internet. This entry first provides an overview of Alibaba, including its history and its products and services. It then discusses the social and cultural influences of Alibaba in China and controversy that has arisen over counterfeit goods sold on Alibaba’s platforms.

Alibaba has extended its operations to a wide range of e-commerce and Internet services, including B2B, business-to-consumer (B2C), and

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