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Alibaba.com knows you don't need 40 thieves to link buyers and sellers -- just a few good websites. The company works its magic for global trade through three online marketplaces. English-language site Alibaba.com connects importers with small to midsized sellers across the globe. For business trade in China, www.1688.com offers clients a subscription service to post products and offers. Japanese-language marketplace alibaba.co.jp facilitates trade to and from Japan. All total, the company has about 61 million registered users from 240 countries and regions. The site was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China. Alibaba.com is majority-owned by