Trump seems to like during slightest one thing about China: Alibaba’s Jack Ma

Donald Trump has indifferent some of his harshest explanation for China, though he still done good when one of a country’s billionaires came for a visit.

The CEO of e-commerce hulk Alibaba, Jack Ma met with a president-elect Monday in New York. Ma betrothed his association would assistance emanate one million jobs in a U.S. over a subsequent 5 years by permitting tiny businesses to sell their products in China.

In a Trump Tower lobby, Trump called Ma a “great, good entrepreneur” and pronounced a assembly had been “great.”

“Jack and we are going to do some good things,” he said.

“We talked about ancillary one million tiny businesses to sell on a height to China and Asia, generally Southeast Asia, where we are flattering big,” Ma said, according his corporate news site, Alizila.

Founded in 1999, Alibaba’s businesses embody several e-commerce platforms as good as a digital payments use Alipay, a Alibaba Cloud and Youku Tudou, a YouTube equivalent.

Infamous for a eye-watering sales total — during a Nov 2016 Singles Day eventuality a association transacted $17.8 billion in sales — Alibaba’s online e-commerce platforms are poignant competitors to American companies. 

In particular, it stands opposite Amazon, that has been perplexing to make advance in China with a launch of a Prime service. 

Meanwhile, Alibaba has run into hurdles in a U.S. with a Taobao height being labelled a “Notorious Market” by a U.S. Office of a Trade Representative interjection to apparent high levels of tawdry goods, Bloomberg reported.

Although Ma’s summary of jobs would have been welcome, a president-elect has proven indeterminate when it comes to a world’s second largest economy.

Besides continued criticism of China’s financial policy, Trump also caused debate in Dec after taking a call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. Taiwan is seen by China as a breakaway state, and a U.S. has so distant declined to strictly recognize it as an eccentric nation.

In new days, an op-ed in a state-run Xinhua news group lambasted Trump’s “obsession with ‘Twitter diplomacy.'”

The Associated Press contributed reporting.

Correction: Alibaba was founded in 1999, not 2009 as creatively stated.

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