Could Jack Ma be missing? The CEO has been reported missing after disappearing for now two months.
There are certain countries in the world where you’d never dare to speak of the government if you do love your life. Jack Ma has mostly led a quite, peaceful life but the minute the founder came in conflict with President Xi Jinping-led Central Communist Party government he went missing.
Ma termed the CCP government as a ‘pawnshop’ for financial regulators and state-owned banks in an incendiary speech in Shanghai back in October. Further, he likened global banking regulations to an ‘old people’s club’.
Since then it seems the Chinese government took his speech as a direct opposition to their leadership which lead to an extraordinary clampdown on Ma’s business activities.
Why has he been certified missing?
The business tycoon was set to appear as a judge in the final episode of his own talent show, ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’. However, mysteriously, he did not turn up for it. As a consequence, his photographs are not on the show’s website, The Telegraph, UK, reports.
“Due to a schedule conflict, Mr Ma could no longer be part of the finale judge panel of Africa’s Business Heroes earlier this year.” An Alibaba spokesperson says.
In November, officials in Beijing reprimanded Ma. They also suspended the blockbuster $37billion initial public offering of his Ant Group on the direct order of President Jinping. These are reports from the Wall Street Journal reports.