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Jack Ma


Five years after vanishing, Chinese Canadian billionaire faces trial

July 05, 2022 5:26 pm

Chinese courts rarely find defendants not guilty, meaning that he will almost certainly be convicted and sentenced.

Peng Shuai to Jack Ma: The high-profile disappearances in China

November 26, 2021 10:31 am

The Chinese tennis star disappeared from public view for weeks this month after she accused a top Chinese leader of sexual assault, prompting a global chorus of concern for her safety.

Jack Ma, Trump and Xi: How Chinese billionaire flew close to the sun

November 05, 2021 11:17 am

The story of Jack Ma's fall from official favour helps illustrate how rapidly China has transformed under Xi Jinping

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.