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Clicks and bricks

10 August 2015 By Robyn Mak, Peter Thal Larsen

Buying 20 pct of electronics chain Suning is a backward step for the Chinese e-commerce giant. Its motive may be gaining access to a delivery network. Yet Alibaba’s appeal has been its asset-light model. Defending its near-monopoly online will require more offline investment.

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