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Alibaba's Jack Ma meets Trump to discuss job creation in U.S.

Updated: Jan 10, 2017 03:25 IST

Beijing [China], Jan. 10 (ANI): Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's chairman Jack Ma, in a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York, has discussed plans to create one million new jobs in America, by helping small businesses sell goods to China.

The meeting,on Monday, which comes under strained relations between Beijing and the incoming U.S. administration, is a sign that a door has been left open for pragmatic cooperation with Chinese companies, despite Trump's tough stance on China, according to Chinese experts.

This was Trump's first meeting with a high profile Chinese businessman following a barrage of tough rhetoric and actions, including threats to impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods and selection of China critics for trade positions, reports the Global Times.

Also, the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd was recently put back on the U.S. "Notorious Markets" list, with its Taobao website cited as a haven for fake merchandise, suggesting it hasn't done enough to fight counterfeits. (ANI)