Jack Ma is in talks to buy a controlling stake the South China Morning Post, extending their entertainment and media empire into unchartered waters. 

No financial details have been released on the deal, though it’s understood that discussions have been ongoing for several months with the current majority stakeholder, Kerry Media, which is owned by Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok.

It is also not yet clear whether the potential buyer is Alibaba or Jack Ma himself.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com