The billionaire head of China’s biggest e-commerce retailer met with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday to promote his site by dangling the possibility of a million new U.S. jobs.
Jack Ma met Trump in New York and the two talked U.S.-China trade and specifically small business. Ma promoted Alibaba as a platform through which U.S. small businesses could sell products to consumers in China and Southeast Asia.
By doing that, up to a million new jobs could be created at a million small businesses, Alibaba said. Alibaba didn’t commit to hiring new staff in the U.S. itself.