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Hong Kong Newspaper's Sale to Alibaba Fans Censorship Fears

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Chinese Internet giant Alibaba’s announcement this week that it’s buying Hong Kong’s premier English-language newspaper has set off concerns that the move will stifle the city-state’s free press. The e-commerce site on Monday said it had agreed to buy media assets of the SCMP Group Ltd., whose holdings include the South China Morning Post.  Alibaba executives said the purchase was aimed at improving China’s image and countering what it calls the bias of Western news outlets. The...

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