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Alibaba founder Jack Ma missing weeks after criticising state financial system

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has not made any public appearance in the past several weeks since he criticised China’s state financial system and advocated reforms, leading to speculations about his whereabouts in the media.

Mr Ma, who is the founder of e-commerce platform, Alibaba, has not tweeted anything for nearly three months now, since his last post on 10 October last year.‌

Both Alibaba and Ant Group, the financial services company he spun off of Alibaba, came under the scrutiny of the Chinese government after Ma’s speech. Alibaba is facing an antitrust investigation launched in December, while Ant Group’s IPO was suspended and the business was told to restructure, according to Yahoo Finance.

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