• Staffers past security guards near a company logo at the Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on Friday, May 27, 2016. Alibaba's relationship with an anti-counterfeiting lobby coalition known as the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition is a tale of how one of China's corporate giants won _ and ultimately lost_ a friend in Washington, using legal methods long deployed by corporate America: money and friendship. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    How Alibaba won _ and lost _ a friend in Washington

    SHANGHAI (AP) — In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying that its websites served as a 24-hour market “for counterfeiters and pirates” and should be blacklisted.

  • Staffers past security guards near a company logo at the Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on Friday, May 27, 2016. Alibaba's relationship with an anti-counterfeiting lobby coalition known as the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition is a tale of how one of China's corporate giants won _ and ultimately lost_ a friend in Washington, using legal methods long deployed by corporate America: money and friendship. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    How Alibaba won _ and lost _ a friend in Washington

    SHANGHAI (AP) — In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market “for counterfeiters and pirates” and should be blacklisted.