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Is BABA 2001 Microsoft 2001? Microsoft as an organization grew its revenue, profit, instituted dividend, bought back shares, etc between 2001 to 2012 but its share price didn't go anywhere due to anti-trust concerns (of course Steve Ballmer didn't help much.

Will Chinese government allow BABA to flourish? probably, will BABA's vie structure be ever resolved and clear ownership established, I doubt it.

If BABA's ownership can be resolved, I would be happy to take this position much higher than current 1% allocation. As long as it is VIE, your economic interest is subject to the mood of Chinese government.
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