Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma said he hoped the government would give people a half day off of work for future Singles Day events.
Despite the U.S.-China trade war and slowing growth in the world's second largest economy, the total wealth of those listed on the 2019 Forbes China Rich List rose.
Billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma may have founded one of China's most successful technology companies Alibaba. But he says that even he would have a tough time securing a job there today.
When Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma retired as the company's chairman last month, it was not a move he took lightly. In fact, it was a decision 10 years in the making.
Chinese technology giant Alibaba Group is the target of some 300 million attempted cyber attacks per day, according to the company's founder and former executive chairman, Jack Ma.
While Zhang says he gives Alibaba employees the opportunity to test new ideas, he's "very tough" once a decision has been made, and wants his teams to deliver concrete results.
Fintech partnerships give banks the chance to experiment without creating costly in-house projects.
From facial recognition security to unmanned vehicles, Alibaba's corporate campus is more than just an office, it's an incubator for all things tech. CNBC's gets a rare look inside the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, China.
Jack Ma, with 18 others, founded Alibaba in 1999 and worked out of his apartment. CNBC takes a look at the key moments in Alibaba's history.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba founder Jack Ma agree that the biggest problem the world will face in 20 years is population collapse.
Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba, previously supported the idea of a 12-hour work day. Now, he says people should have a 12-hour work week, with help from AI.
Elon Musk may be a strong proponent of all things tech, but he's far from positive on its implication for the jobs market.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk pointed to advances in artificial intelligence as evidence that we are smarter than computers in fewer and fewer realms.
"If Jack Ma and his team can be successful, 80% of the people in the world, they can be successful...."
Alibaba is considering raising as much as $20 billion through a listing in Hong Kong, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
"I only know about people."
Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma says he's worried about Europe because it's tightening regulations that restrict companies' ability to innovate.
The focus to restrict Huawei's access to American companies appears to be motivated by concerns regarding secrecy and intellectual property, but the firm is also a main competitor to many U.S. telecom equipment businesses, according to Gil Luria.
The Asia-Pacific region saw the greatest fall in its billionaire numbers in 2018, according to a new study from Wealth-X.
Silicon Valley hedge fund founder Glen Kacher is bullish on Japan's SoftBank and it's in large part because of its founder and CEO, Masayoshi Son.