February Tmall Global is officially launched as an extension of Tmall to enable international brands to offer products directly to consumers in China.
Tmall Global homepage
June Alibaba Group completes the full acquisition and integration of mobile browser company UCWeb.
June Alibaba Group starts offering mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) services in China under the Ali Telecom brand.
June Alibaba Group completes the acquisition of an approximately 60% stake in movie and television program producer ChinaVision (currently known as Alibaba Pictures Group).
July Alibaba Group establishes a joint venture with Intime to develop an O2O business in China.
July Alibaba Group completes its investment in digital mapping company AutoNavi.
September Alibaba Group goes public on the New York Stock Exchange.
Alibaba Group goes public on the New York Stock Exchange
October Alibaba Group announces that it will invest RMB10 billion over the next three to five years to build 1,000 county-level "Taobao rural operations centers" and 100,000 village-level "Taobao rural service centers" throughout China.
October Ant Financial Services Group, a related company of Alibaba Group that operates Alipay, is formally established.
October Taobao Travel becomes independent platform Alitrip, currently known as Fliggy.