Alibaba’s Jack Ma resigns from Softbank board

By Emma Lee

Japan’s Softbank Group said Monday that Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has resigned from its board, a role that he held for 13 years, on the same day that it announced a JPY 500 billion ($4.7 billion) share buyback.

Why it matters: Ma’s resign…

A bumpy week for China’s logistics market

By Emma Lee

China’s logistics industry has been in tumult as the country begins a return to normalcy: Hive Box pisses off customers; courier services raise prices; and SF Express launches a food delivery service.

Here’s a roundup of recent headlines.


INSIGHTS | Founders behaving badly

By John Artman

In the last week, we’ve seen Alibaba executive Jiang Fan demoted for an (alleged) affair with a major business partner, and Dangdang founder Li Guoqing attempt to seize control of the company by force as part of a very messy and very public divorce.