Alibaba (BABA.NYSE) Executive Chairman said the company’s Alipay online payment processing service “will definitely go public,” Bloomberg reported, citing state media. Ma told state broadcaster CCTV in an interview that while Alibaba was unable to list on the mainland, “I hope that Alipay has this opportunity,” according to a transcript posted on CCTV’s official Weibo microblog. Alipay. the lifeblood of the company’s e-commerce network, was set up a decade ago and pioneered online payments in China. Ma did not give a timeline for the unit’s listing.