Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicJack Ma

Topic: Jack Ma

China passes border law to formalise its actions at LAC. And Jack Ma is back

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

Ant Group’s IPO remains in limbo a year after China crackdown on Jack Ma’s fintech giant

Bankers who a year ago were betting the IPO would get done this year or next, now say 2023 is more likely. Regulatory hurdles remain.

China just fined Alibaba $2.8 billion dollars. It spells end of big tech’s romance with State

There was a time in China when big tech firms lived the dream. But in October last year, Jack Ma lashed out at China’s financial watchdogs and banks.

What Punjab civic poll results mean for Congress and others & crony capitalism, Chinese style

Shekhar Gupta explains key takeaways from Punjab civic polls where Congress made clean sweep & BJP emerged 'biggest loser'. And more on why Xi stopped Jack Ma's Ant Group's IPO.

Chinese state media celebrates top entrepreneurs. But not Jack Ma

Jack Ma, lionized at home for creating some of China’s largest corporations, didn’t make the cut in a Shanghai Securities News commentary lauding the leading lights of technology.

Hui Ka Yan & Jack Ma to Zhong Shanshan — Why China’s billionaires aren’t as rich as they look

Looking at Chinese billionaires’ paper wealth can be misleading, because the bulk of their riches comes from their stock holdings.

Jack Ma emerges for first time since China’s crackdown on Ant, Alibaba

Jack Ma addressed teachers via livestream Wednesday and talked about how he’ll spend more time on philanthropy. He didn’t mention his recent run-ins with Beijing.

Jack Ma just has to survive Xi Jinping’s purge and return as China’s Gorbachev

It is unlikely that billionaire Jack, who was last seen publicly in late October 2020, would go into self-hiding. And even if he is ‘lying low’, it is only to dodge the Xi Jinping administration.

Xi’s push against Jack Ma sparks new threat for China’s tech giants

Beijing’s pursuit of Ant Group plays directly into the hands of China’s biggest critics in Washington. US authorities are now debating whether to ban investments in Alibaba & Tencent.

In China, campaign-style law enforcement isn’t a new phenomenon

The roots of contemporary law enforcement campaigns can be traced back to the revolutionary period of the Chinese Communist Party, which often needed to rely on mass movements.

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Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.