China’s Alibaba CEO jack Ma meets Trump and pledges U.S. job creation

Donald Trump and Alibaba founder to create ‘1 million’ U.S. jobs? Unlikely.

Alibaba CEO meets Trump and pledges U.S. job creation

Jack Ma (R), founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, and President-elect Donald Trump pose for the media after their meeting at Trump Tower January 9, 2017.Alibaba founder Jack Ma met with President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 9, calling it a “very productive meeting” afterward. His company says it’s planning to create 1 million jobs in the United States. (Reuters)

By Emily Rauhala January 10, 2017. Washington Post

BEIJING — Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, strolled into Trump Tower on Monday to talk to Donald Trump about a plan to create 1 million U.S. jobs — at least that’s how they sold it.  

Trump’s incoming press secretary said the tycoons would discuss “how Alibaba can create 1 million U.S. jobs by enabling 1 million U.S. small businesses to sell goods into the China and the Asian marketplace.”    [Read more]

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Here’s the really brilliant thing about Trump’s meeting with Alibaba’s Jack Ma

| Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 | 8:27 AM- NBC.COM – Commentary:

Jack Ma (R), founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, and President-elect Donald Trump pose for the media after their meeting at Trump Tower January 9, 2017.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma says job creation will focus on small business  Monday, 9 Jan 2017

President-elect Donald Trump‘s meeting with Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma on Monday was brilliant — but not for the obvious reason of making him look good for being part of a conversation about creating 1 million jobs. What’s really smart about it is that puts China on its heels.

Trump and Beijing have been engaged in a back-and-forth rattling of sabers from the minute Trump won the election. Remember that Trump took a congratulatory call from Taiwan’s president and on the same day Trump met with Ma, a state-run Chinese tabloid warned that China would “take revenge” if Trump backed out of the one-China policy.   [Read more]

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