White House Promises Nothing Shady Went Down In Jack Ma Meeting
The president met China's second-richest man Tuesday in a private lunch and has had to defend it ever since.By Eugene Daniels | May 18, 2016
President Obama and Ma met privately Tuesday, and the press only found out after seeing Ma leave the building afterward. The White House has had to defend the meeting ever since.
Ma's company, Alibaba, makes him a pretty controversial figure. Alibaba is China's largest e-commerce company but has been accused of not doing enough to stop counterfeiters that use the site to sell their goods. Alibaba was also basically booted out of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition after companies quit in protest of its inclusion.