JD.Com's Richard Liu Makes First Public Appearance, 10 Months After US Sex Scandal
Tang Shihua
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JD.Com's Richard Liu Makes First Public Appearance, 10 Months After US Sex Scandal

(Yicai Global) July 3 -- Richard Liu, the chief executive of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.Com, has made his first public appearance beyond his general duties in Beijing since he was accused of sexual assault in the US about 10 months ago. 

Liu led a delegation to visit Che Dalha, chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region in southwestern China, in order to discuss deepening cooperation, Tibet Daily reported, without disclosing more details about the collaboration. 

In December, US authorities decided not to pursue charges against Liu regarding sexual misconduct claims involving a woman university student. He denied wrongdoing and returned to China after being released in September.

The cooperation may be linked to logistics. JD.Com's new warehouses in Lhasa, the regional capital, have offered convenience for locals as well as helped them to sell more products to other Chinese regions, Che said. 

Liu has been trying to mend his public image after the case was widely reported in China and abroad. "I will continue to try in every possible way to repair the impact on my family and to fulfill my responsibility as a husband," he posted on his Twitter-like Weibo social media account after the incident.

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