January Alibaba Group launches the Alibaba Business Operating System, a holistic one-stop solution to accelerate companies’ digital transformation.
February Alibaba Cloud announces the Tech for Change initiative, which aims to tackle global social and humanitarian challenges through technologies.
Announcement of the Tech for Change initiative
March Alibaba Group acquires majority ownership of Alibaba Pictures.
March The Alibaba Economy Technology Philanthropic Committee is established with a focus on technology-driven philanthropy.
Establishment of the Alibaba Economy Technology Philanthropic Committee
June Alibaba Group enters into a strategic collaboration with the municipal government of Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, China to launch an eWTP hub in Yiwu.
Yiwu, the world’s largest wholesale market, joins eWTP
September Alibaba Group reaffirms its mission statement, sharpens its vision and announces an upgrade of its six values as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of its founding.
Alibaba Group celebrates its 20th anniversary
September Alibaba Group Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang succeeds Jack Ma as Chairman of the board of Alibaba Group.
September Alibaba acquires Chinese import e-commerce platform Kaola, and receives a newly issued 33% equity interest in Ant Group.
September Alibaba Group unveils its goal of serving over one billion consumers through its China consumer business and facilitating over RMB10 trillion in annual consumption on its platforms by the end of fiscal year 2024.
November Alibaba Group increases its equity stake in Cainiao Network to approximately 63%.
November The Government of Ethiopia and Alibaba Group sign agreements to establish an eWTP hub in Ethiopia.
eWTP is launched in Ethiopia
November Alibaba Group is officially listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Alibaba Group goes public in Hong Kong
December Alibaba Group breaks ground on its future Beijing headquarters.