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(AP) Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, jail records show.

This 2018 photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office shows Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, who was arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, jail records show. [Photo: AP/Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office]


Liu, 45, was arrested late Friday night and released Saturday afternoon pending possible criminal charges, Hennepin County Jail records show. The jail records don't provide details of the alleged incident.

Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said Sunday that he couldn't provide any details because the investigation is considered active. He declined to say where in Minneapolis Liu was arrested or what Liu was accused of doing.

Minnesota law defines five degrees of criminal sexual misconduct, ranging from a gross misdemeanor to felonies, covering a broad array of conduct ranging from nonconsensual touching to violent assaults with injuries. The jail records for Liu don't indicate a degree.

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Liu Qiangdong, CEO of JD.com, raises his armsprior to the opening of the Nasdaq market, Thursday, May 22, 2014 in New York. JD.com, China's No. 2 e-commerce service, is headquartered in Beijing. [Photo: AP/Mark Lennihan]

JD.com, the main rival to Alibaba Group, said in a statement posted Sunday on the Chinese social media site Weibo that Liu was falsely accused while in the U.S. on a business trip, but that police investigators found no misconduct and that he would continue his journey as planned.

"We will take the necessary legal action against false reporting or rumors," the company said.

Liu recently tried to distance himself from a sexual assault allegation against a guest at a 2015 party at Liu's penthouse in Australia. Liu was not charged or accused of wrongdoing, but Australian media reported he tried unsuccessfully to get a court to prevent the release of his name in that case. The guest was convicted.

In June, Google said it would invest $550 million in JD.com. The investment reflected an effort by the U.S. tech company to expand its reach into Asian e-commerce.

JD.com is China's second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba. Among its other investors is Chinese internet gaming and social media giant Tencent Holdings, the developer of the WeChat messenger app and a major rival of Alibaba, and U.S. retailer Walmart Inc.

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Post time 2018-9-3 21:01:55 |Display all floors
It is the prelude to a new round of attacks from Donald Trump. China's real and virtual economy are both under fire.

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Post time 2018-9-3 21:03:22 |Display all floors
From diplomatic point of view, we should detain some of the heavywieghts of the US staying in China, there is no worry about ground for criminal charges

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Post time 2018-9-3 21:09:01 |Display all floors
ceciliazhang Post time: 2018-9-3 14:51
Liu Qiangdong, CEO of JD.com, raises his armsprior to the opening of the Nasdaq market, Thursday, Ma ...

re: " but Australian media reported he tried unsuccessfully to get a court to prevent the release of his name in that case. The guest was convicted."

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Post time 2018-9-3 21:44:34 |Display all floors
Wrong state to buy sexual services in. Hope he makes his homework better next time
Round Up is good for developing the mind

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Post time 2018-9-4 00:48:27 |Display all floors
The #metoo has become outrageous, Richard Liu was a victim.

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