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August 19th, 2015
China’s Alibaba Teams with State-owned Arms Maker to Develop Positioning Services

E-commerce giant Alibaba is bent on developing the country’s home-grown global positioning system for corporations and developers as China continues to wean itself off its dependence on GPS. Alibaba set up a joint venture called Qianxun Location Network on Tuesday with China North Industries Group (Norinco), a state-owned military group responsible for developing the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), dubbed “China’s GPS”. Read more via South China Morning Post