Raising voice against the Chinese government can be a problem for anyone in China, whether they are rich or poor. Something similar has happened to China’s billionaire and world’s third richest man, Jack Ma.
Recently, there was news that Chinese government agencies are continuously investigating against their companies. At the same time, there is news that the billionaire has been missing for the last two months.
According to reports, he has not been seen at any public event for the past two months. In fact, Jack Ma criticized the Chinese government on an issue in October last year. According to reports, Jack Ma has not had a public appearance since then.
According to The Telegraph, the mystery about Jack Ma grew even more when he did not appear in the final episode of his talent show Africa’s Business Heroes. In this episode, an Alibaba official made his appearance in place of Ma.
According to an Alibaba spokesperson, Ma did not participate in this episode due to his busy schedule. However, the mystery deepened after Ma’s photo was removed from the program’s website.
Jack Ma criticized China’s financial regulators and state-run banks in October 2020. He made this criticism in a speech in Shanghai. Jack Ma had called on the government to make changes in the systems that suppress innovation efforts in business. After this speech of Ma, the ruling Communist Party of China was spoiled on Ma. Since then, extraordinary restrictions have begun to be imposed on many businesses, including Ma’s Ant Group.
Jack Ma, who is quite comfortable with the media, has not been able to record any public presence since the suspension of the IPO of Ant Group.
In 2016 and 2017, many billionaires went missing during China’s infamous anti-corruption campaign. Some of these reappeared. They had said that they were helping the authorities. Whereas, the others never returned.