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Jack Ma


Why China’s hated tech titan decided to play nice

June 03, 2021 12:29 pm

No longer Public Enemy No. 1, Tencent now enjoys a status akin to an enlightened ruler of an expansive tech empire. A big chunk of the Chinese internet industry now belongs to what’s known as the Tencent ecosystem.

Old-school tycoons of Hong Kong are losing to China’s moguls

May 26, 2021 11:26 am

The past few years have seen a remarkable shift in fortunes between China’s tech-savvy moguls and their old-school Hong Kong counterparts -- a trend that shows few signs of fading any time soon.

Jack Ma’s Ant Group to be financial holding firm in overhaul forced by China

April 13, 2021 9:46 am

Ant will now effectively be supervised more like a bank, a move with far-reaching implications for its growth and ability to press ahead with a landmark initial public offering that the government abruptly delayed late last year.

Alibaba group fined $2.75 billion by China for anti-monopoly violations

April 11, 2021 11:17 am

The Alibaba business empire has come under intense scrutiny in China since billionaire founder Jack Ma’s stinging public criticism of the country’s regulatory system in October.

Chinese state newspaper omits Jack Ma from list of entrepreneurial leaders

February 02, 2021 11:11 am

China's best-known businessman was not mentioned in a front-page article published by the Shanghai Securities News. Instead, Huawei Technologies' Ren Zhengfei, Xiaomi Corp's Lei Jun and BYD's Wang Chuanfu were lauded for their contributions.

Ant Group's valuation seen dropping to $108 billion on crackdown

January 22, 2021 11:36 am

Jack Ma’s fintech giant may be worth less than 700 billion yuan ($108 billion) under the draft proposals, which could reduce the value of Ant’s Alipay service by half, according to senior analyst Francis Chan.

Explained: Why Jack Ma's 'return' has spread cheer and relief

January 21, 2021 8:23 am

Jack Ma was not seen in public after he delivered a speech at a conference in Shanghai in October 2020, in which he took a jab at Chinese authorities.

Jack Ma emerges for first time since crackdown on Ant and Alibaba

January 20, 2021 10:38 am

China’s most recognizable entrepreneur addressed scores of teachers on an online conference Wednesday, part of an annual event the billionaire hosts to recognize the achievements of rural educators. His appearance, first reported in a local blog, was confirmed by people familiar with the matter.

Explained: Who is Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire and founder of Alibaba?

January 06, 2021 8:05 am

Alibaba Group Founder Jack Ma was absent from a TV show which he created that fuelled speculations about his whereabouts.

Where is Jack Ma? Alibaba founder's 'disappearance' triggers conspiracy theories online

January 06, 2021 10:58 am

Jack Ma, whose companies have been subjected to a crackdown from Chinese regulators, has also been absent on social media, with the last Twitter post on October 10.