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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma: ‘Global Is Great’

“It’s easy to (start) a trade war, hard to stop it,” Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba and one of China's richest men, said in Davos, Switzerland. Photo: Visual China
“It’s easy to (start) a trade war, hard to stop it,” Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba and one of China's richest men, said in Davos, Switzerland. Photo: Visual China

(Davos, Switzerland) – Alibaba founder and e-commerce mogul Jack Ma on Wednesday sung the praises of free trade and warned against protectionism, just weeks after two of his companies suffered setbacks at the hands of a U.S. government taking an increasingly hard line on China.

“When trade stops, war begins,” Ma said, speaking on an e-commerce-themed panel at the World Economic Forum, one of the world’s leading annual meetings for discussion on economic issues each year in Davos, Switzerland. “It’s easy to (start) a trade war, hard to stop it.”

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