Inside Alibaba’s bizarre mass wedding for employees, which is presided over by Jack Ma – Business Insider

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Tech Enterprise Science advertising Media Transportation Chevron iconIt indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Finance Markets Insider Retail Your Money Chevron iconIt indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Politics Military & Defense News Chevron iconIt indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Strategy Careers Chevron iconIt indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Life Entertainment Travel Sports Chevron iconIt indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. All Coupons Target Walmart EBay Nike Container Store BUSINESS INSIDER BI PRIME SIGN OUT BI INTELLIGENCE World globeAn icon of the world globe, indicating different international options.” Edition Business Insider logoThe words “Business Insider”. * Copyright © 2019 Insider Inc. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service ,  Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy . Sitemap Disclaimer Commerce Policy Coupons Made in NYC Stock quotes by finanzen.net Jack Ma presides over Alibaba employee mass weddings. REUTERS/Stringer Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is known for extravagant events and displays.Every year, the company holds an event called “Ali Day” to celebrate its employees and their families.The day features a lavish mass wedding celebration, presided over by founder Jack Ma.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. “Ali day” has been running for 15 years, and the company claims it came into being because of SARS. AP Photo/str According to an Alibaba press release, the origins of Ali day sprung from the outbreak of SARS in 2002, an acute respiratory illness that killed 774 people in total. After an employee started displaying symptoms, all of Alibaba’s employees were sent home to be quarantined. Some 400 Alibaba staff reportedly worked from home for eight days. “A year later, an employee suggested a day to commemorate the way all Aliren, as Alibaba employees are known, and their families came together during that time,” the press release reads. CEO Jack Ma designated May 10 as “Ali Day.” Shu Zhang/Reuters It was the date when Alibaba managed to launch a new consumer shopping site in the middle of the SARS outbreak.
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