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China’s top courier breaks ties with Alibaba’s logistics giant – China’s latest business and technology news


SF Express (顺丰速运 shùnfēng sùyùn), China’s largest delivery firm, and Cainiao Networks (菜鸟网络 càiniǎo wǎngluò), the Alibaba-owned logistics operating giant, have broken ties over a data dispute. SF became uncomfortable with repeated requests for data from its partner Cainiao, which handles logistics for over 80 percent of express courier packages in China, and on May 31 became the first part of Cainiao’s network to break a logistics arrangement, Caixin reports. SF made headlines in February this year when its founder, Wang Wei 王卫, became China’s third-richest man practically overnight as his company enjoyed a wildly successful listing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.


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Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.