When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba goes public some time after Labor Day it is expected be one the largest initial public offerings in history. This week, a story in The New York Times shed light on ties between Alibaba and the sons and grandsons of some of the highest ranking members of the Chinese Communist Party. We asked our contributors to discuss just how big a deal—the IPO and Alibaba’s connections to the CCP—might be.—The Editors

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