It’s unlikely Jack Ma will be criticizing the Chinese authorities anytime again soon. When, in October, the tech entrepreneur and Alibaba (BABA) founder publicly castigated the manner in which the Chinese financial system stifles innovation, it set off a chain of events that has resulted in a record fine.   Last Friday, the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) penalized Alibaba to the tune of $2.8 billion, after it accused the e-commerce giant of violating Chinese antitrust law. More specifically, Alibaba was indulging in anticompetitive behavior by abusing its dominant position in the Chinese market and foisting “choose one of two" tactics on merchants.