“Nobodys ‘stealing’ your jobs, you spend too much on wars”, Alibaba founder Jack Ma asserts
Retreat from globalization will only result in trouble, warned China’s second richest man Jack Ma during a visit to Australia.
“Everybody is concerned about trade wars. If trade stops, war starts,” he said in Melbourne, where the e-commerce giant Alibaba opened its Australia and New Zealand headquarters.
“But worry doesn’t solve the problem. The only thing you can do is get involved and actively prove that trade helps people to communicate,” said Alibaba’s CEO, as quoted by Business Insider Australia.
The globalized economy is more than just transactions of money and goods, according to Ma.
“We have to actively prove that trade helps people to communicate. And we should have fair trade, transparent trade, inclusive trade,” he said.
“Trade is about a trade of values. Trade of culture,” said the billionaire, stressing that he felt a personal responsibility to fly more than a hundred thousand kilometers in the past month to promote global commerce.
From China daily and RT