For almost two months without appearing to the public Alibaba founder Jack Ma has garnered various speculations
This is despite the Chinese regulatory clampdown of some of his business empires.
The alleged disappearance of China’s highest-profile entrepreneur began in October at a forum held in Shanghai.
Ma blamed the country’s regulatory system which caused some Chinese officials to get into trouble.
Ma’s statement resulted in the suspension of the P37 billion IPO of Alibaba’s Ant Group fintech arm.
It also did not appear in the last episode of a game show in November for entrepreneurs where he was one of the jurors.
Some predict that it will lay low first to recover its businesses that were allegedly targeted by the Chinese government.