After 21 years of starting a business, Alibaba is also precisely because of "choosing one of the two". Not only did it pay a tens of billions of yuan in fines, but it also pointed to the target that, as "entrepreneurial mentor" Jack Ma, I am afraid that it will completely go away. Down the altar.
It is worth noting that on the morning of April 4th, Alibaba's management gathered in a conference call with investors, but Jack Ma was still invisible.
Although the tens of billions of fines is equivalent to Ali's profit for more than one month, from a financial point of view, it will not hurt the bones of a company of Ali's size. However, the Chinese regulatory authorities have chosen to "choose one of two" The qualitative and penalties are unprecedentedly severe.
Such a thunder strike is, on the one hand, to deter the major Internet giants in the "rich and enemy countries" and send clear policy signals, especially considering that major Internet platforms have become the "infrastructure" of the digital economy, which involves many The "food, clothing, housing, and transportation" of industries, enterprises, and people's livelihood can be described as "moving the whole body". The sky-high ticket Ali received this time is only the first, not the last.
In fact, in the process of Alibaba’s business expansion, the strong and domineering reputation of Ali has been circulated among major partners. As its core business e-commerce platform, Alibaba’s “Second Choice” as disclosed by the General Administration of Market of China "One" details, you can see the leopard.
"Choose one of the two"
The penalty letter disclosed Ali’s "grey list" system, which "will include operators on platforms that open stores on other competitive platforms or participate in other competitive platform promotional activities on the penalty list."
Jack Ma is still invisible
Had it not been for the anti-monopoly penalties of the State Administration of Markets this time, I am afraid that this kind of platform's arbitrary “choose one” move would become a big cancer in the Internet industry.
On the morning of April 4, in the investor conference call, regarding the impact of the punishment, Alibaba Chairman and CEO Zhang Yong said that the company will convert more mature businesses to free, and the company is also prepared Several billion yuan of funds have been invested to support new projects, and investment will also be increased to improve merchant training.
Cai Chongxin, executive vice chairman of Alibaba, said: The punishment measures this time are also a guide for us, allowing us to better participate in the market economy and further improve company management. I am also very happy that Alibaba can make timely adjustments.
However, the founder Jack Ma, who is extremely concerned by the outside world, did not participate in the investor conference call, and did not make any public statements about the punishment.As the godfather of Ali's values, when Jack Ma will appear, how he will respond to the punishment, and how he will reshape Ali's values are worthy of attention.
However, for Alibaba, which has 7.8 million active users for years and is very important to China’s economy, how to reshape the concept of "respect for customers" and "respect for partners" in the future, and to "make the world" that was proposed at the beginning of the business The phrase "There is no difficult business" has been implemented in all aspects of products and operations.
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