Founder of Alibaba Group Holding, Jack Ma, recently returned to mainland China after more than a year of overseas travel. Sources familiar with his schedule reported that he visited a school he founded in the city of Hangzhou, which is the hometown of Alibaba.
On Monday (Mar 27), Jack Ma personally met with teachers and students at Yungu School, a private school that covers kindergarten to high school and was funded by Alibaba founders in 2017. During his visit, the billionaire businessman discussed education issues and technology with the school, specifically ChatGPT technology.
Ma returned to China after a brief stopover in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong he met friends and also briefly visited Art Basel. People know Ma to be very passionate about painting and the arts.
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Jack Ma’s Tours to different countries
Ma, retired as Alibaba’s chairman on his 55th birthday in 2019. Since then has been travelling to different countries to learn about agriculture technology .China watchers closely follow his itinerary.
Observers are closely watching Ma’s whereabouts. This is particularly because regulatory authorities in Beijing have intensified their crackdown on the tech sector, which has led to increased scrutiny of the companies he founded.This includes Alibaba and its fintech affiliate Ant Group. Ma has gradually faded out of public sight..
The 58-year-old business as Alibaba’s executive chairman in 2019, and Ma, a former English teacher said he wanted to dedicate his post-retirement days to philanthropy, rural education and pursuing his interest in reviving China’s rural sector.
Ma has appeared a few times in Europe, Japan, and China for education and agriculture events.
Jack Ma seen earlier this year in Thailand, where he studied farming and fishery.
Earlier this year he was seen in Thailand for his study of farming and fishery. This was after his three-month stay in Japan. In Japan he looked into the operations and technology of fish farms.