Jack Ma Yun, born in 1964, is a famous Chinese Internet entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba, Taobao and Alipay, three of China's leading e-commerce firms.
Tech industry leaders from Silicon Valley to Beijing have at least one shared hobby – learning a foreign language as soon as possible – whether it be Putonghua for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or English for Xiaomi’s Lei Jun.Monday, 27 April, 2015, 5:04pm
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is developing a technology that will allow users to pay for goods and services by taking a photo of their face.
The technology was unveiled during a speech by company founder Jack Ma Yun at the CeBit conference in Hannover, Germany, where Ma was the headline speaker.21 Apr 2015 - 11:32am 9 comments
Jack Ma Yun, chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has said he "felt wronged" amid the controversies that have embroiled his company recently.12 Feb 2015 - 5:57am 3 comments
Jack Ma speaks about the latest fake merchandise controversy facing Alibaba's Taobao unit, and his opinions on Hong Kong's young people and their politics.3 Feb 2015 - 6:10pm 6 comments
Alibaba's chairman Jack Ma is set to face a barrage of questions when the e-commerce giant reports quarterly earnings today, spurred by a government regulator's blistering accusation of widespread fraud.29 Jan 2015 - 5:20pm 27 comments
Jack Ma Yun will likely shine some light on Alibaba Group’s latest global expansion and entertainment initiatives on Thursday, after the e-commerce giant reports its earnings in the three months to December in the United States.28 Jan 2015 - 12:40pm
Taiwanese are looking with cautious interest at a proposal by billionaire Jack Ma, chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, to offer financial aid for the island’s young people to start businesses on the mainland.26 Jan 2015 - 5:55pm
It's official. Li Ka-shing is no longer Beijing's favourite businessman in Hong Kong.
Just a week after Li, Hong Kong's richest man and widely believed to have particularly good relations with former president Jiang Zemin, announced an overhaul of his empire, including re-registering his two new flagship groups abroad, mainland media launched a new round of war of words on Li.20 Jan 2015 - 10:03am 17 comments
It's really been a season of changes. Early this month China was confirmed by the International Monetary Fund as having overtaken the United States as the world's No 1 economy.15 Dec 2014 - 7:33am 2 comments
Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing has been replaced as Asia's richest man by a relative newcomer, Alibaba chief Jack Ma.13 Dec 2014 - 1:29am 4 comments
What do President Xi Jinping, Alibaba's Jack Ma Yun and Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung share in common?1 Dec 2014 - 11:08am 5 comments
Jack Ma Yun had to play down Alibaba Group Holding's China roots during a world-record initial public offering. Now he is due to test confidence in the state-dominated economy with Asia's biggest US dollar bond sale.20 Nov 2014 - 6:07am
The number of mainland millionaires is set to almost double in the next five years, outpacing other major emerging and developed economies, despite recent concerns over the country's slowing economic growth.15 Oct 2014 - 8:49am 1 comment
It's official: the initial public offering last week of Alibaba Group now ranks as the world's largest IPO, having raised US$25 billion.28 Sep 2014 - 6:03am 1 comment
Jack Ma Yun, the 50-year-old co-founder and chairman of mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba, has topped this year's Hurun China Rich List, with the number of US dollar billionaires on the mainland increasing by 39 to 354.24 Sep 2014 - 9:01am 1 comment