Updated 05 January 2021 | 12:52 PM IST
The apprehension of arrest or detention of Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, which criticized the Chinese government, has increased. He has not been seen in public anywhere for nearly two months. There have been reports in the Chinese media that Jack Ma is under ‘surveillance’ of government agencies.
Business under surveillance
Jack Ma is a billionaire businessman and among the top 100 wealthiest people in the world. He is the founder of Alibaba Group of China. According to Hong Kong’s Asia Times news, Jack Ma is ‘facing surveillance.’
It is noteworthy that governments have been avoiding publicizing any kind of information about the arrest of big personalities in China, so it seems that keeping under ‘surveillance’ means only Jack Ma going to jail.
Loss of fighting with the government
Significantly, Chinese billionaire businessman Jack Ma, the founder of e-commerce company Alibaba and Ant Group, has not been publicly visible for the last two months. He had criticized the policies of the Chinese government in recent times, after which strict action was taken on his companies.
After Jack Ma’s disappearance in this way, many types of doubts are also being expressed. According to news agencies, recently he was not seen in a big program related to his company in Africa, ‘Africa Business Heroes’. His photos were also removed from the show’s website.
Jack Ma is an outspoken speaker
Significantly, Jack Ma is considered very vocal in terms of Communist country China. In October last year, he sharply criticized China’s financial regulators and state-run banks in China’s city of Shanghai. He called the global banking rules ‘elders club’.
He urged the Chinese government that the system should be changed so that there is no hesitation in taking new initiatives in business. Online propaganda against Jack Ma by Chinese state media has also started. His image has been shown to be a ‘cruel money grab devil businessman’.