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Alibaba founder eyes US listing - and next challenge

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The outspoken founder of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, Jack Ma, threw down a challenge to the world's global Internet giants as his firm moves towards a huge US stock offer.  

Picture taken on February 27, 2014 shows Alibaba founder Jack Ma delivering a speech on an agreement signing ceremony in Haikou, in southern China's Hainan province

In a memo sent to employees on Tuesday minutes before Alibaba filed documents to the US Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering (IPO), Ma described the listing as a "filling station" on the way to future development.

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