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Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by abc115: 6:38pm On Jan 04
Alibaba founder Jack Ma's absence from public view in the past two months, including missing the final episode of a TV show on which he was to appear as a judge, has fueled social media speculation over his whereabouts amid a Chinese regulatory clampdown on his sprawling business empire.

China's highest-profile entrepreneur has not appeared in a public setting since a late October forum in Shanghai where he blasted China's regulatory system in a speech that put him on a collision course with officials, resulting in the suspension of a $37 billion IPO of Alibaba's Ant Group fintech arm.

The Financial Times reported on Friday that Ma was replaced as a judge in the final episode in November of a game show for entrepreneurs called Africa's Business Heroes.


An Alibaba spokeswoman told Reuters on Monday that the change was due to a scheduling conflict, declining further comment.

While news coverage of Ma's absence from public view triggered speculation on Twitter, which is blocked in China, it was not a significant trending topic on social media in mainland China, where sensitive topics are subject to censorship.

Chinese regulators have zeroed in on Ma's businesses since his October speech including launching an antitrust probe into Alibaba and ordering Ant to shake up its lending and other consumer finance businesses including the creation of a separate holding company to meet capital requirements.

"I think he's been told to lay low," said Duncan Clark, chairman of Beijing-based tech consultancy BDA China. "This is a pretty unique situation, more linked to the sheer scale of Ant and the sensitivities over financial regulation," he said.

Alibaba's Hong Kong-listed shares fell 2.15% on Monday.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2991DA?__twitter_impression=true

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by southniyikaye(m): 6:40pm On Jan 04
Na WA o
Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by DAramis: 6:46pm On Jan 04
Staying low key is the best option for him now. To avoid disappearing permanently, he needs to tone down his criticism of his country's government and go into Ghost mode.

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by inoki247: 6:59pm On Jan 04
Find him go North Korea...

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by SherUnlock: 7:08pm On Jan 04
Chinese Communist Party + Xi Jinping on the beat.

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by fuckdemrepented: 7:09pm On Jan 04
Chinko government on it again

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by visijo(m): 7:09pm On Jan 04
Oops Chai who is to be blamed now?

Taking Offline Exam After attending Online Classes is like joining Army after Playing PUBG�

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by kiddkash(m): 7:09pm On Jan 04
inside job by Chinko government


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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Gkay1(m): 7:09pm On Jan 04
we have nothing to do with this news,

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Unbiased1: 7:09pm On Jan 04
And you keep wondering why despite the fast development taking place in China, Chinese people still migrate in droves to the US to study, work and live permanently. sad
Just like Nigeria under this useless administration and North Korea, your freedom after speech is not guaranteed in China.

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by DMerciful(m): 7:10pm On Jan 04
This is also fueling the drop in BABA stock price

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Astra101: 7:10pm On Jan 04
Can you see those clamouring to be world power?
Hello people, say no to autocratic government.

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Odewaleadesoye(m): 7:10pm On Jan 04
His head looks like snake's head.
cheesy grin



ODEWALE ADESOYE

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Hambivert: 7:10pm On Jan 04
China has always been a thorough communist country that regulates every sphere of life of their citizen even if they are outside their borders.

China would wreck havoc if eventually they overtake the eagle head country as world power!

Kidnapping of notable celebrities and business men isn't a new thing the Chinese government engage in. They even have re-orientation camps for people who choose to identify themselves as Muslims. They sparogatively claim they do not want terrorist to breed in their territory.

Anyway, I only pity Africa that has chosen to be financially enslaved by these Asiatic-Mongloids. In Nigeria we now have the train, but we may not really know what we've put our hands into.

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Activist001(m): 7:10pm On Jan 04
He may have stepped on the toes of the devilsh CCP. The same people Joe Biden is rubbing body with, I pity USA when Biden takes over. lipsrsealed

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by MacMkboy(m): 7:10pm On Jan 04
China mai kon3
NL Spacebookers association.. U guys are doing well
Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by supercase1(m): 7:11pm On Jan 04
This is what buhari and his gang of cows on agbada are copying and want to turn Nigeria into a state without freedom of speech and freedom to be alive, but they can't copy the good sides of china which is technology and development angry

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Sonnobax15(m): 7:11pm On Jan 04
grin

If you ain't afraid of china... at least you should be scared of wuhan...

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Eziokwugbaoto: 7:11pm On Jan 04
This is the world we now live in. Speak against any govt. or it's policies and be ready to play hide and seek(hard mode oo). The so-called democratic states like Nigeria who don't even know the meaning of democracy inclusive.

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by YINKS89(m): 7:11pm On Jan 04
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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Lastoffourtnyt: 7:11pm On Jan 04
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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Harryfrosh: 7:11pm On Jan 04
Lol... What a world.. No country is actually Saint...

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Ogbodavies(m): 7:12pm On Jan 04
fear Chinese n naija govt....dem no get joy

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Whiteshield: 7:12pm On Jan 04
While Jack Ma is being hunted for criticising some dumb policies of the Chinese government, Jack Dorsey of Twitter in the USA regularly cuts Trump the incumbent US President to size.

Where are those fools comparing China to US.

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Luvinghubby: 7:12pm On Jan 04
Since Xi Jinping amended the Chinese constitution so he can rule till when he is tired, he has turned himself into a mini god, nobody or Nation dare oppose him again.
He has pocketed the Chinese Communist Party and cracks down on free speech in China & HongKong

All those Nairalanders supporting China to become World power, this is just a slice of what will happen if it materialises.

Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, YouTube are banned in China but when America retalliates everyone will cry foul.
He succeeded in lifting millions of Chinese out of Poverty but he now wants to control how they live their life. You dare not oppose his Government and he wants Government interest in all Chinese businesses.

Jack Ma needs to be careful or else his multi billion dollars business empire will be taking over by the CCP.

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Kizyte(m): 7:12pm On Jan 04
Jack my man!

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by mosalab(m): 7:13pm On Jan 04
The exact power Nigeria (politicians) government wish they possess... Little wonder they always mention China during their evil conversations...
Communism is a traditional slavery, socialism is its junior but more digital and sophisticated

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Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by Reinaldo: 7:13pm On Jan 04
Re: Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China by nairalandankrah: 7:13pm On Jan 04
inoki247:
Find him go North Korea...
Amebo

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