Alibaba Group's Jack Ma told Donald Trump he can create 1 million US jobs with plan to bring farmers, small businesses onto e-commerce platform. Photo: AFP

Alibaba’s Jack Ma told incoming US president Donald Trump about his plans to create a million US jobs by bringing farmers and small businesses onto its platform to sell to Chinese consumers over the next five years, an Alibaba spokesman told Reuters.

“We had a great meeting,” Trump told reporters on January 9 as he accompanied Ma back down to the lobby of his Trump Tower headquarters after the meeting. He hailed the 52-year-old self-made Chinese billionaire as a “great, great entrepreneur, one of the best in the world,” AFP reported.

Trump, who made job creation a core of his election campaign, said the two would do great things together.

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