Alibaba's Jack Ma Meets with Trump, Promises 1 Million Jobs, But Don’t Believe It


Alibaba's Jack Ma Meets with Trump, Promises 1 Million Jobs, But Don’t Believe It
  1. Alibaba's Jack Ma Meets with Trump, Promises 1 Million Jobs, But Don’t Believe It
    newamericamedia.org
     Alibaba’s executive chairman Jack Ma met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss his plan to create 1 million jobs in the United States, but that claim is already being met with skepticism. Alibaba is the Amazon of China and ac…
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AsAmNews, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2017

 
Alibaba’s executive chairman Jack Ma met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss his plan to create 1 million jobs in the United States, but that claim is already being met with skepticism.

Alibaba is the Amazon of China and accounts for 80 percent of China’s online shopping market.

Ma would like U.S. businesses to see Alibaba as the gateway to selling goods to Chinese consumers. Details of his plans were vague. Neither he or Trump would elaborate, but Ma specifically mentioned agricultural products like wine and fruit.

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Alibaba would later acknowledge to Marketwatch that the jobs created would not be corporate jobs. They would more likely be part of Alibaba’s third party network of sellers, many of whom would also sell on eBay and Amazon.

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