#Jack Ma

.Hainan, China
Jack Ma was last seen speaking to educators from rural regions. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Jack Ma is reportedly spending his time in the Chinese island of Hainan
  • Speculation ran high for months regarding his business being clamped down upon or him facing jail time
  • The billionaire stepped down as the executive chairman of Alibaba in 2019 

.Beijing, China
Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma didn't feature in the list by Shanghai Securities News. (Picture credit: Twitter/Jack Ma)

  • List featured Tencent's Pony Ma, Xiaomi's Lei Jun and Huawei's Ren Zhengfei 
  • "They have breathed new life into China's economic reforms," the newspaper wrote
  • Jack Ma resurfaced last month after his disappearance from the public eye late last year

The disappearance of Jack Ma from the public eye set tongues wagging on his whereabouts. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma had disappeared from piblic eye after he was hauled by Chinese regulators
  • Ending weeks of speculations, Ma was seen addressing rural teachers in an online conference
  • Seeing the billionaire back in action, shares in Alibaba soared 8.5% to HK$265.00 in Hong Kong

.Beijing, China
Jack Ma had criticised the Jinping's government's financial regulators. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JackMa)

  • Jack Ma addressed village teachers in an online conference
  • His appearance comes as Beijing investigates into online finance titan Ant Group Co. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd
  • Chinese regulators torpedoed Ant's $35 billion IPO and tightened fintech regulations

.Beijing, China
Xi believes that market reforms are threatening the CCP’s hold on the country and must be pushed back now.(Photo Credit: Twitter/ @XiJingpingReal)

Xi Jinping is insecure because unlike Mao and Deng, he does not have grassroots support among the masses, party cadres or the armed forces and needs institutional props to augment his power.

.Beijing, China
Jack Ma is one of China's unusually vocal and outspoken tycoons. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JackMa)

  • Jack Ma criticised the government's financial regulators and state-owned banks in October
  • His speech angered the Chinese government
  • In November, Beijing suspended $37billion initial public offering of Ma's Ant Group

.Beijing, China
China on Sunday directed Jack Ma's financial-technology giant Ant Group to restructure its lending and other consumer finance operations. (Photo credit: Twitter @JackMa)

  • Jack Ma is the largest shareholder in Ant Group
  • Chinese regulators instructed Ant fintech to come up with a rectification plan
  • China says Ant’s corporate governance was 'not sound' and ordered it to return to its origins as a payment services provider

The Government's budget for surveillence in Xinjiang has sharply risen in recent years. (Photo: AFP)

  • Alibaba Cloud has developed the feature which helps users to identify Chinese Uighur Muslims
  • Alibaba said that it would not allow the feature to be used for identifying any ethnic group
  • The Uighurs have been subjected to crackdowns by the government for long

.Beijing, China
Alibaba founder Jack Ma was set to hold his world's largest IPO. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JackMa)

  • Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges suspended dual listing of the shares of his world's biggest IPO
  • The move came just 48 hours prior to the beginning of the highly anticipated trading
  • Shanghai announced the suspension first, followed by Hong Kong Stock Exchange