Jack Ma is seen during an accord signing ceremony on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on Tuesday. The 4th annual Eastern Economic Forum, held in Vladivostok, will run from September 11-13. Photo: Bloomberg

Putin asks Jack Ma: ‘You are still so young, why are you retiring?’

Ma’s planned stepping down in his 50s is a rare case in the Chinese business world, where tycoons often remain in control well into old age.

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Jack Ma is seen during an accord signing ceremony on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on Tuesday. The 4th annual Eastern Economic Forum, held in Vladivostok, will run from September 11-13. Photo: Bloomberg
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