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Alibaba not in talks to buy Hong Kong's Ming Pao newspaper: spokesman
December 17, 2015 / 2:10 AM / 2 years ago

Alibaba not in talks to buy Hong Kong's Ming Pao newspaper: spokesman

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) is not in talks to acquire Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper, company spokesman Rico Ngai told Reuters on Thursday.

An employee walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, in this May 17, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer

The Australian Financial Review reported earlier on Thursday, citing sources, that Alibaba was in discussions to buy the Hong Kong newspaper.

Reporting by Paul Carsten in WUZHEN, China; Writing by Engen Tham; Editing by Adam Jourdan

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