Amazon Kindle closes flagship store on Alibaba’s Tmall, raising questions about the e-book reader’s future in China

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Amazon.com appears to be downsizing its Kindle operations in China, after it closed its marketplace for the country in 2019, having shuttered its official Kindle store on Alibaba Group Holding’s Tmall while other channels run low on stock.The official Tmall shop for the popular line of e-book readers was no longer accessible on Tuesday. The last time Amazon had promoted the store was in June 2021 on the official Kindle account on the microblogging platform Weibo. Tmall operator Alibaba owns the…