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Jack Ma, the co-founder of Alibaba, during a panel discussion in Beijing in 2016 Jack Ma, the co-founder of Alibaba, during a panel discussion at the China Development Forum in Beijing, March 19, 2016 (AP photo by Mark Schiefelbein).

Is Beijing About to Make an Example Out of Jack Ma?

, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021

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Speaking at a financial conference in Shanghai last fall, Jack Ma, China’s most famous entrepreneur, started his speech with a disclaimer: “If you think my advice doesn’t make sense, just forget about it.” But Beijing never forgets and certainly does not forgive. ...

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