Ma has lunch with Obama at White House
Jack Ma, the billionaire chairman and founder of China’s e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, paid a secret visit to the White House, The Washington Post reported.
The newspaper said reporters had spotted Ma leaving the White House grounds on Tuesday with several aides and at least two security guards.
Ma declined to comment other than to simply say his meeting with US President BarackObama was “very good”.
A White House spokesperson confirmed that Obama had lunch with Ma but offered no details of their meeting.
The newspaper cited White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest as saying Obama and Ma shared a stage in Malaysia last November during the AsiaPacific Economic Summit,where the US president interviewed Ma in front of a crowd of business executives.