Another company has joined the line of corporations promising to keep jobs in the U.S., and this one is huge.
According to CNBC, Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma met with President-Elect Donald Trump this morning and talked about plans to expand Ma’s Chinese e-commerce empire into the U.S. and create 1 million jobs over the next five years in America.
Hold on a second. How is that possible?
Ma explained, "We're focused on small business We specifically talked about ... supporting 1 million small businesses, especially in the Midwest of America. Small businesses on the platform selling products — agriculture products and America services — to China and Asia, because we're pretty big in Asia."
Ma also addressed improving trade between China and U.S., telling reporters, “We also think that the China and USA relationship should be strengthened — should be more friendly. The door is open for discussing the relationship and trade issues.”
He added, “I think the president-elect is very smart, he's very open-minded to listen. I told him my ideas about how to improve trade, especially to improve small business, cross border trade."
Trump confirmed that "Jack [Ma] and I are going to do some great things."
Another foreign business, Japanese tech company Softbank, also recently promised 50,000 new U.S. jobs as they expand their operations in America.
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