Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicJack Ma

Topic: Jack Ma

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.

Zhong Shanshan, the lone wolf Chinese tycoon who beat Mukesh Ambani to become Asia’s richest

Zhong Shanshan, chairman of Chinese bottled-water company Nongfu Spring, beat Warren Buffett, Larry Page and Steve Ballmer to become the sixth wealthiest person on earth.

Why Jack Ma’s Ant will never be a super-unicorn again

Morphing back into a clearly defined financial services player and away from the fuzzy fintech giant operations won’t be too tough for Ant. The hard part is capital commitment.

Mirror Now on Munawar arrest, India Today on the implications of Jack Ma ‘missing’ 

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Where is Jack Ma? Speculation on whereabouts grows after Ant Group co-founder skips TV show

Jack Ma hasn’t been seen in public since Chinese regulators torpedoed Ant’s $35 billion IPO, then tightened fintech regulations and launched an antitrust probe into Alibaba Group.

Ant, Yukos and the warning to rebel billionaires

Similarities between Yukos debacle in Russia & China's crackdown on Alibaba are striking — 2 political systems led by strongmen with penchant for cutting hubristic entrepreneurs to size.

These are the three big mistakes China made in 2020

China did several things right during a turbulent year. However, underestimating the K-shaped rebound and muzzling billionaire critics weren't among them.

Jack Ma’s ant Group considers holding company with regulation similar to bank

The operations that Ant is looking to fold into the holding company include wealth management services, consumer lending, insurance, payments and MYbank, an online lender.

China is unveiling Xi-nomics, its new brand of capitalism, and how Jack Ma is cut to size

In episode 649 of Cut the Clutter, Shekhar Gupta discussed the cancellation of Jack Ma's Ant Group IPO and the deification of Chinese president Xi Jinping.

China’s anti-monopoly probe into Alibaba stirs worry about what’s next for Beijing’s tech

Once hailed as the standard-bearers of China’s economic and technological ascendancy, Alibaba and its compatriots now face increasing pressure from regulators.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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