Alibaba founder Jack Ma appears on video after months, saying: “We’ll meet again after the epidemic is over”


New Delhi: Alibaba founder Jack Ma makes first public appearance since Ant’s cancelled IPO. According to media reports, he appeared during a rural teacher-themed social welfare event via video link on Wednesday.

The Alibaba founder attended the Jack Ma Rural Teachers Award ceremony via video in which he met with 100 rural teachers from across the country and said “we’ll meet again when the [COVID-19] epidemic is over!” according to Tianmu News, a news site in East China’s Zhejiang Province where Alibaba is headquartered.

“#JUSTIN: #JackMa not disappear, here we go: Ma just had a video conference with 100 village teachers on Wednesday morning, saying: after #COVID19, we’ll meet each other again,” tweeted Qingqing Chen, Chief Reporter of Global Times News, a China state-affiliated media. Ma had mysteriously disappeared from the public eye after Beijing’s aggressive crackdown on his business empire.

She further added that Jack Ma met with 100 rural teachers in the country through video conferencing.

“Ma, who used to be an English teacher and founder of #Alibaba, also gives wishes to village teachers via a video on Wednesday,” tweeted Qingqing Chen. China state-affiliated media also shared a video in which the billionaire can be seen addressing the gathering.