Alibaba founder Jack Ma speaks during the welcoming ceremony of Gateway '17, a conference held by Alibaba, in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

The US lawyer and his Chinese ‘tour guide’: how meeting Jack Ma inspired a footloose American 37 years ago

Alibaba’s founder spent his early years giving free tours to foreign tourists staying at the Hangzhou Hotel; one was Michigan lawyer Bruce Thelen

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma speaks during the welcoming ceremony of Gateway '17, a conference held by Alibaba, in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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