Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has resurfaced months after his disappearance from social media and even his own TV show, Bloomberg reports.
Ma reportedly addressed rural teachers in a live event in China today an event he reportedly hosts every year to celebrate the rural educators. Ma reportedly spoke about his philanthropic work and did not mention his run-ins with the Chinese government during the address.
Ma reportedly said:
Recently, my colleagues and I have been studying and thinking. We made a firmer resolution to devote ourselves to education philanthropy. Working hard for rural revitalization and common prosperity is the responsibility for our generation of businessmen.
According to the publication, Ma’s resurfacing will probably help quell rumours about his fate:
While it’s still unclear where Ma is, his emergence in a public forum may help quell persistent rumors about his fate while Beijing pursues investigations into online finance titan Ant Group Co. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd