December 17, 2015 / 2:10 AM / 2 years ago

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

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

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.

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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