National Business Daily, 4/20/12
Yang Xiaoming, vice secretary of the China Mobile Internet Industry Alliance, yesterday on his microblog revealed that the wireless department of Alipay will be disbanded and the 200 employees will be reassigned to various other departments.
A National Business Daily reporter called an Alipay representative, who said this was only a strategic adjustment of the department and that the wireless department will not be disbanded, but instead be divided and inserted into other divisions. For example, those who did business development in the wireless department will be integrated into the B2C department business development team. Those who worked on more technical aspects will be integrated into the technology department. The adjustment has been in effect for nearly two months. Departmental adjustments happen every year.