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Taobao has been pushing the idea that you need an account in order to use the site more and more.
Whether you really are required to be logged in depends on your fingerprint (device, IP, locale, etc.).
Sometimes you even need to be signed in to open an item link. The other function you frequently need to sign in for is the search function.