Jack Ma (L), the billionaire founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, walks after receiving an honorary doctorate on business administration at the University of Hong Kong of Science and ... more 
Jack Ma (L), the billionaire founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, walks after receiving an honorary doctorate on business administration at the University of Hong Kong of Science and Technology in Hong Kong November 8, 2013. Seemingly slammed shut just weeks ago, the door is still ajar for Alibaba to list its shares in Hong Kong. Public comments by the Chinese e-commerce giant's founder Ma and Hong Kong politicians, blog posts from the head of the Hong Kong stock exchange, and a statement from the bourse show a thaw on a divisive issue that has captivated the Asian financial hub. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EDUCATION) less 
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Fri, Nov 8, 2013 4:07 AM EST