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Tearful Jack Ma bids Alibaba farewell with rock star show

Tearful Jack Ma bids Alibaba farewell with rock star show

11.9.2019

Tearful Jack Ma bids Alibaba farewell with rock star show

HANGZHOU: A tearful Jack Ma formally left Alibaba on Tuesday (Sep 10), donning a guitar and a rock star wig at an event for thousands of employees ...

During a four hour celebration in an 80,000-capacity stadium, Alibaba's billionaire executive chairman delivered on his promise of a year ago to hand over to CEO Daniel Zhang.

Costumed performers, some dancing to dubstep music and dressed in traditional Chinese dress, and singers paid tribute to Ma's reputation for dressing up and performing at big events, entering to a parade of floats representing Alibaba divisions such as shopping site Tmall and payment service Ant Financial.

Toward the end of the ceremony, Ma, co-founder Lucy Peng, and CEO of Alibaba's technology committee Wang Jian donned rock star-style leather jackets and wigs to perform Chinese pop songs. They were joined by co-founder Joe Tsai dressed in Marilyn Monroe style white dress and a blonde wig.

Zhang, also clad in rock star garb, then delivered a solo, having earlier said that Alibaba would keep investing in areas such as cloud computing.

"It is not easy to be a strong company, but it is more difficult to be a good company," he said."A strong company is determined by its commercial ability, while a good company is responsible and kind."

Read more: CNA

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