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Alibaba 'strongly denies' accusations in JD.com complaint
November 3, 2015 / 12:42 PM / 2 years ago

Alibaba 'strongly denies' accusations in JD.com complaint

SHANGHAI, Nov 3 (Reuters) - China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd “strongly denies” accusations that the country’s second-largest e-commerce company JD.com Inc made in a letter of complaint it sent to a Chinese anti-trust regulator.

“We strongly deny the accusations,” Alibaba spokesman Rico Ngai said. “Alibaba welcomes competition as it benefits consumers, merchants and service providers.”

JD.com’s complaint concerned a State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) regulation which forbids e-commerce platforms from limiting or barring their merchants from participating in promotions on other platforms.

The regulation came into effect on Oct. 1. (Reporting by John Ruwitch; writing by Adam Rose in Beijing; editing by Jason Neely)

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