Jack Ma makes his first appearance
Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma has appeared in public months after mystery shrouded his sudden disappearance from the public eye following a speech in October. As he was last seen back in October many considered him missing. The world wanted to know where China’s most charismatic leader was.
Many articles stated that he fled China whereas, others implied that he is safe and sound. China’s most recognisable entrepreneur addressed teachers via livestream Wednesday during an annual event he hosts to recognise rural educators, according to people familiar with matter.
Ma’s public appearance comes as Alibaba plans to raise at least 5 billion dollars through a US dollar-denominated bond this month. Alibaba is also a target of an antitrust investigation that was launched last month by Chinese Authorities. Alibaba’s Hong Kong shares lifted up to more than 6% after the news of his reappearance.