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Alibaba chief cancels speech after snub by anti-counterfeiting group

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Carol England
May 18, 2016 03:34

View photosMoreFounder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma meets Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg not pictured , at the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, March 19, 2016.

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Reuters - China's Jack Ma is canceling a planned speech at an anti-counterfeiting conference after the trade group behind it suspended the membership of his e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the company said on its news website on Tuesday.

Alibaba Group President Michael Evans will represent the company at the conference instead, according to the report on the Alizila website.

Alibaba has been accused by several brands, including Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, of being a conduit for counterfeiters.

Alibaba said on Alizila that it remains firmly committed to the protection of intellectual property rights and combating counterfeit.

"We look forward to engaging with the IACC membership on IP enforcement issues on May 19th in Orlando, Florida," it said.

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