Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will provide legal support to Patrick Liu, president of its digital entertainment unit, after he was taken into police custody.
Alibaba has also ensured Liu’s absence will not affect Alibaba Pictures’ business, the Hangzhou, China-based company said in a statement on its microblog on Friday.
Liu’s arrest on Thursday had nothing to do with his role at Alibaba, the company said on Thursday. The executive had been a vice president at China-based Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd., which won a lawsuit against Liu in a non-compete case when he left to join Alibaba in 2013.
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