Alibaba joins the used-auto fray with partnership by Tom Marling in Automotive 22 May 2017 The used-goods auction platform Xianyu, long considered a footnote to b-to-b behemoth Taobao, is beginning to spread its wings. With mid-2016 expansion into property, used autos and “valuables” (antiquities and jewelry) showing early success, Xianyu now announced the opening its first offline “experience outlet” for used cars in Hangzhou. This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Aiche BabaalibabaCarousellGuazi ershoucheRenrenchetaobaoXianyuyouxin Tom Marling Tom is a PhD candidate in Chinese History at Hong Kong Baptist University, and former PR consultant in Mainland China. He joined the AIM Group in 2016 as a writer/analyst.