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Q: Kiddo, this is life. Ma Yun scares the living daylight out of mainlanders. Sound arguments?

 

Ma Yun's response to 'I hate TaoBao, it takes away jobs'. In this Q&A session, some kid says Taobao drives down the prices of many items so low that many traditional retail outlets can't make a living anymore. His response is,

 

1. Hate Taobao all you want, guess what, this is only the beginning.

 

2. If I don't do it someone else will.

 

3. Made in china is old thinking. Today, a product is made up of parts from all over the world.  No more 100% made in china, it is made in the internet.  (But he is not mentioning that %, which is important)

 

4. Traditional retailers rip huge profits in the past and hide this fact. They have enough, times have changed and their days are over.

 

5. My advice to these people is, for your own sake change course asap.

 

6. Hate others' ancestors and landlords all you want, kill them all. No use for they will rise again. (He is nailing dalurens' poverty mindset, hating the rich (仇富) resulting in the cultural revolution and communists' mass atrocities. This mentality still floods mainland china).

 

Haha, scare the living daylight out of daluren. Here is the video clip (in putonghua) that captures this bit, with a bit of English.   http://s4.uczzd.cn/webview/video?app=uc-iflow&aid=13543750430170129220&cid=10016&zzd_from=uc-iflow&uc_param_str=dndsfrvesvntnwpfgicpbi&recoid=5207730365961027730&rd_type=share&original_url=http%3A%2F%2Fv.ums.uc.cn%2Fvideo%2Fv_5f2f2b60a970d8c8.html&sp_gz=3&uc_biz_str=S%3Acustom%7CC%3Aiflow_video_hide&pagetype=share&btifl=10016

 

 

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I like the fact that Jack Ma has long been calling out Chinese old mentalities, not just in terms of business but also cultural aspects of China. Basically, he has been calling for more openness and liberalism, more welcoming of Foreigners in China. He has also been saying that the Chinese identity shouldn't be one of ethnicity but culture, he is basically saying that anyone should be able to become Chinese, be it Caucasians, Africans, other Asians, etc... as long they know about the language and the cultural aspects, not just the Han. Now this is a rare mentality coming from the Chinese elite, one I appreciate. And he is right about it, some Foreigners have been living in China for 10 or 20 years, speak the language better than some locals, have a stable job and a family and have never broke the law, yet they get treated like eternal outsiders, even after 10 years random people will still treat them like they just arrived in China, this is all absolute horsedung and it needs to change. Ma Yun may be the one who has the influence and desire for this change to happen, already there are Foreigners working at key positions in Alibaba.

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C'est la Vie

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I like the fact that Jack Ma has long been calling out Chinese old mentalities, not just in terms of business but also cultural aspects of China. Basically, he has been calling for more openness and liberalism, more welcoming of Foreigners in China. He has also been saying that the Chinese identity shouldn't be one of ethnicity but culture, he is basically saying that anyone should be able to become Chinese, be it Caucasians, Africans, other Asians, etc... as long they know about the language and the cultural aspects, not just the Han. Now this is a rare mentality coming from the Chinese elite, one I appreciate. And he is right about it, some Foreigners have been living in China for 10 or 20 years, speak the language better than some locals, have a stable job and a family and have never broke the law, yet they get treated like eternal outsiders, even after 10 years random people will still treat them like they just arrived in China, this is all absolute horsedung and it needs to change. Ma Yun may be the one who has the influence and desire for this change to happen, already there are Foreigners working at key positions in Alibaba.

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