Has the Chinese regime silenced another critic?
Tech billionaire Jack Ma (56) is the richest man in the country and has disappeared without a trace for months! He has not been seen in public since late October, according to reports.
The founder of the online mail order company Alibaba was once THE poster boy of the communist regime. But in the fall, Ma drew the anger of China President Xi Jinping (67). Reason: He had criticized the regime.
At a financial forum in Shanghai, the tech manager said, among other things, sentences like this: “The Chinese financial system has no system.”
Ruler Xi intervened, personally preventing the upcoming IPO of Ma’s financial company Ant.
A senior Chinese official on the “Wall Street Journal“:” Xi doesn’t care if you made it onto one of those rich lists or not. What interests him, what you do after you get rich and whether you balance your interests with the interests of the state. “
Removed from own casting show
Ma’s too Twitter-Account has fallen silent: Sometimes he sent several tweets a day, but not a single one since October 10th.
Even in his own founder show “Africa’s Business Heroes”, Ma was suddenly replaced as a jury member. A few days earlier he was still writing Twitterthat he “can’t wait” to meet the finalists.
It wasn’t until March that real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang (69) disappeared in China after he called President Xi a “clown” for his handling of the corona crisis.
In September he was sentenced to 18 years in prison. According to the court, he “voluntarily” confessed to various corruption crimes.