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Tripadvisor and Trip.com Group maintain that their strategic partnership is as strong as ever even though the Chinese company just sold 20 percent of the shares it owns in Tripadvisor and is likely to sell a lot more this year. Rhetoric aside, you can't spin away that fact.

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Online Travel This Week Trip.com Group, which has a joint venture with U.S.-based Tripadvisor in China, started  selling a substantial portion of its stake in Tripadvisor. In a financial filing last week, Trip.com Group disclosed it sold 1.38 million shares of Tripadvisor comm