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Alibaba Ousts Accused Manager After Sexual Assault Allegation: FT


Alibaba, whose head office in Hangzhou is seen here, shed 9,200 employees in the quarter to the end of June. Reuters file photo.

Alibaba chief executive Daniel Zhang announced in an internal message the firing of a manager who allegedly sexually assaulted an employee, and pledged to change the company’s culture, the Financial Times reported.

Zhang’s message added that two other executives who failed to act after the incident had resigned, and called the alleged sexual assault a “humiliation for all Aliren”, or “Ali people,” as employees of the company call themselves, the FT reported. “We must rebuild, and we must change,” Zhang said, according to the report. Full story: Financial Times.

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Kevin Hamlin

Kevin Hamlin is a financial journalist with more than 40 years of experience covering Asia. Before joining Asia Financial, Kevin worked for Bloomberg News, spending 12 years as Senior China Economy Reporter in Beijing. Prior to that, he was Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor for ten years.

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