The Alibaba Group announced that it has signed agreements with provincial governments in China’s western region, Xinjiang and Gansu, to promote the use of e-commerce amongst small- and medium-sized businesses.

Alibaba will work with local authorities to assist with the digitisation of government and public service sectors there. The group will also set-up verticals on some of its key platforms, and, to promote products from the two countries.

Source:  Business Strategies Group Hong Kong  –