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The company helping the British sell tea to China

20 June 2013 Last updated at 22:53 BST

Alibaba is the world's largest e-commerce company. It is bigger than eBay and Amazon combined.

Unless you are in the supply chain business, few are likely to have heard of it before.

The company operates predominantly in China, and now it is helping British companies break into the world's second largest economy.

Linda Yueh reports.

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