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Alibaba's Jack Ma is Communist Party member: official media

Founder and chairman has avoided the question in public

Alibaba's Jack Ma was identified by the People's Daily as a Communist Party member.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI/TOKYO -- Jack Ma Yun, founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding, was identified as a member of the Communist Party of China by the party-run People's Daily on Monday.

The newspaper published an article that day naming several entrepreneurs, including Ma, whom the government plans to honor for their contribution to reform and opening up of China's economy.

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