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Salesforce Enters China Amid Trade War, With Alibaba’s Help

  • Software maker will use Alibaba’s cloud to sell products
  • San Francisco-based company wants to double revenue by 2023

Salesforce.com Inc. unveiled a partnership with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to enter the Chinese software market, chasing new business in Asia despite the U.S.-China trade war.

Alibaba will sell Salesforce cloud-based software for clients’ sales, customer service and commerce needs in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the companies said Wednesday in a statement.