Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Reappears in Online Conference

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma has reappeared after months of speculations that he was missing.

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma has reappeared after months of speculations that he was missing. 

In an online conference with rural teachers on Wednesday, Jack Ma was seen addressing them saying, “We’ll meet again after the [COVID-19] epidemic is over.”

The Chinese billionaire was last seen in Shanghai on October when he called out China’s system of banking amidst issues suspending the initial public offering (IPO) of Ant Group, an Alibaba affiliate. 

In the video, Jack Ma said that the event was usually done in Hainan every year, but had to do it online this year due to the pandemic. 

Ma also remarked that it is the responsibility of the current generation of entrepreneurs, “To support and serve rural teachers well, to do a good job of assisting education authorities, to improve education in rural areas, and to work hard for rural revitalisation and common prosperity.”

The Jack Ma Foundation has confirmed Ma’s participation in the activity on Wednesday. 

The event organized by the foundation annually is the Rural Teachers Initiative, which awards outstanding rural teachers and is held on the traditional Laba Festival.


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