Jack Ma’s in Tokyo? Alibaba founder who disappeared from public view spotted in Japan

TOKYO, Nov 30 (South China Morning Post) - Once one of China’s richest businessmen, Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma mostly disappeared from public view two years ago after a run-in with the authorities.

He has now resurfaced in Tokyo, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing people with direct knowledge of his whereabouts.

Ma, an outspoken teacher-turned-tech titan, was once a high-profile jet-setter who was the face of Chinese Big Tech. But he has been laying low since October 2020, after giving a speech criticising China’s financial regulatory system.

His words angered the Chinese authorities, prompting intense regulatory scrutiny on his businesses, and a wider crackdown on tech firms the country. ...continue reading


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