Alibaba’s Success Underpins Chinese E-Commerce Market

With high-profile international retailers from Yoox to Marks & Spencer, fashion brands from Coach to Zara and Hugo Boss, and department stores from Neiman Marcus to Macy’s jumping onto the China e-commerce bandwagon over the past year, it’s easy to forget about the market dominance of pioneering platform

This week, the Economist looks at Alibaba’s massive success, and how it could be on track to become one of the world’s most important and profitable companies — “provided the country’s rulers leave it alone.”