TECH Alibaba wins national science awards as shares soar

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Alibaba wins national science awards as shares soar

Global Times

02:51, January 12, 2020

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Alibaba Cloud, the cloud service company under China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has been conferred two national awards in science and technology.

It is also the first for an internet-based company to win this recognition, according to a statement by Alibaba.

Alibaba won the National Technology Invention Award and the National Science and Technology Progress Awards for the company's two projects in Cloud computing and application of coding camera, that was jointly launched with top Chinese universities.

The projects aim to provide solutions for sudden peak in cloud computing services, which is common in Alibaba's business functioning. In 2019, transaction numbers peaked at 544,000 per second during the Double 11 shopping spree, which was 1,360 times the first Double 11 in 2009.

The awards in science and technology are under the aegis of the State Council, and it is the highest honor in the science and technology category in China.

The announcement came amid soaring share prices of Alibaba on Friday, closing high at $223.83, with a surge of 0.92 percent.

Alibaba now stands tall as the most valuable Asian company, as its market value grew to $570 billion in December 2019, according to a report by Nikkei.com.


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