Alibaba shopping site woos merchants ejected by Amazon

AliExpress, the global marketplace operated by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, is expanding its presence in the trading hub of Shenzhen, where a rapidly growing community of cross-border merchants suffered a recent crackdown by Amazon that saw thousands of online stores closed.The Shenzhen Business Expansion Centre, unveiled on Friday, houses AliExpress’ first local support team in southern China. It will be responsible for recruiting and providing training to sellers in the city, said…