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Alibaba founder Jack Ma turns up in Japan as college professor

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By YURI KAGEYAMA

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He’s totally NOT on the run from the CCP for making waves. Nope, not hiding out in Japan AT ALL.

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My favorite Jack Ma moment was when we found out China's richest man was actually an idiot.

Jack Ma: "Computers may be more clever but humans are much smarter."

Elon Musk while taking a sip of water: "Yeah, definitely not."

Cracked me up.

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Would it not be better to keep his where abouts secret?

Pretty sure that when the one you are running from is something like the Chinese government your best bet to keep yourself safe and alive is to stay in the publics eye and look as non suicidal as possible.

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How the mighty have fallen. China is no place for free enterprise.

China's recipe is total control over everything and everyone. And it is all run and owned by Jinping Xi for life.

Little surprise then that no other nations wants to be ruled by China and its corrupt ways.

Had Jack Ma been a businessman in any other nation (apart from Russia) he would be a giant and free to run his own business empire as he sees fit, rivaling the biggest names in business, but after falling foul of Chinese authorities he is reduced to a six month spell as a guest professor in Japan.

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Ma kept a low profile for several years and traveled overseas before returning to China recently.

Wouldn't have comeback if on the run

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Chairs for sale?

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Correlation between

a. new visa types

b. harassed rich people from a certain nation.

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Jack Ma is worth more than $20 billion. I think he's doing OK.

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Japanese IRS must be salivating

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In what language will the courses be taught? I seem to remember that Ma speaks pretty fluent English.

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Does he have a chair?

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Any individual that the Communist Party of China despises must be a pretty decent person.

Good luck, Professor Ma.

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Jack Ma's entire business model ....

find where someone else did something new that is profitable elsewhere, import that same thing into China, because the other companies are blocked.

Profit.

Does that really require many smarts? I suspect it required CCP contacts when starting. Nothing more.

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Would it not be better to keep his where abouts secret?

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Really?

Pretty much considered a joke university outside Japan.

I would not say a "Joke University", it has some very good collaboration efforts with top level universities and researchers from it are publishing a lot of papers in good Journals, specially on medical science.

It is just not on the level of the top universities of other countries, but that goes as well to every other Japanese higher education institution.

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Chinese professor abroad in translation means "MOLE".

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Any individual that the Communist Party of China despises must be a pretty decent person.

Seriously, so childish comment..

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prestigious University of Tokyo

Really?

Pretty much considered a joke university outside Japan.

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Chinese have pretty much controlled all of Japan now, and Jack Ma is their representative. I am curious about how Japanese ultranationalist elites will react to this since their hatred of Chinese stinks worse than sewers.

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