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(BBC-US)   China's richest guy proves that rich guys the world over are sometimes very strange. Witness the CEO of Alibaba do his Michael Jackson routine   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2017-09-13 12:23:50 PM  
He sodomized pre-teen boys?
 
2017-09-13 01:51:33 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: He sodomized pre-teen boys?


"Point of order your honor. I believe it was 'fellatio' that Mr. Shoes was referring to"
 
2017-09-13 04:13:28 PM  
Anybody got a non-Flash link?
 
2017-09-13 06:19:27 PM  
He shouldn't quit his day job, but it's less awkward than that one time Ferdinand Marcos' son Bong-bong sang We Are The World at a party in the 80s

Marcos Party We Are The World
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2017-09-13 07:51:32 PM  
Has anyone ever ordered from Alibaba? It always pops up when I looking for an odd doo-dad. I was wondering if they actually deliver or just hand over you cc number to whomever.
 
2017-09-13 08:10:48 PM  
He's the richest public figure in China. He's not the richest guy in China, not by a long shot. I don't care if you're giving him full credit for his stock, there are real mega-moguls in China that few people, not even in China, have ever heard about or understand their full wealth.
 
2017-09-13 08:20:02 PM  
Actually by all accounts, he's probably one of the more sober Chinese tycoons.  More of a silicon valley nerd if you had to make a comparison.
 
2017-09-13 08:21:00 PM  

big pig peaches: Has anyone ever ordered from Alibaba? It always pops up when I looking for an odd doo-dad. I was wondering if they actually deliver or just hand over you cc number to whomever.


Ordered from them a few times. Seems reliable enough if you go with the verified vendors. But I'm talking about minor purchases like 100 glow sticks for a kid's birthday party for $10, not $1,000+ purchases. Expect LONG delivery times, they ain't generally going to airfreight your body pillow with Drew's image reproduced on it.
 
2017-09-13 08:28:47 PM  
farking weirdo.
/last fella I worked for formed a partnership with a Chinese billionaire. He's on Forbe's list. Owns a plumbing supply firm. Every time he came to the states he brought 30 guys that looked and dressed just like him, that is, dressed just like one of the Blues Brothers. And they are a tiny people.
 
2017-09-13 09:11:23 PM  

edmo: Anybody got a non-Flash link?


No, but trust me, you're not missing anything.
 
2017-09-13 10:05:23 PM  
Something I don't get... Isn't China Communist? I thought under communism, nobody gets rich (except the corrupt of course...). How are there all these billionaires in China?
 
2017-09-13 11:27:39 PM  

Dodger: Something I don't get... Isn't China Communist? I thought under communism, nobody gets rich (except the corrupt of course...). How are there all these billionaires in China?


My understanding is that China's goal, according to Deng Xiaoping, is to be a great nation, whether communist or capitalist.

I think in the 80's, they started slowly making moves towards capitalism in certain areas of the country, like denationalizing some properties, and it kinda went from there.  I guess it's more of a corporatist socialist state, if that makes sense. Is corporatist a word?  Autocorrect says yes.

Disclaimer: I know nothing.
 
2017-09-14 12:19:55 AM  
As someone said above, don't quit your day job Jack.
 
2017-09-14 12:23:45 AM  

vesalius: Dodger: Something I don't get... Isn't China Communist? I thought under communism, nobody gets rich (except the corrupt of course...). How are there all these billionaires in China?

My understanding is that China's goal, according to Deng Xiaoping, is to be a great nation, whether communist or capitalist.

I think in the 80's, they started slowly making moves towards capitalism in certain areas of the country, like denationalizing some properties, and it kinda went from there.  I guess it's more of a corporatist socialist state, if that makes sense. Is corporatist a word?  Autocorrect says yes.

Disclaimer: I know nothing.


I believe the term is "Socialism with Chinese Characteristics"
 
2017-09-14 01:13:40 AM  

phaseolus: He shouldn't quit his day job, but it's less awkward than that one time Ferdinand Marcos' son Bong-bong sang We Are The World at a party in the 80s

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As a Filipino, I am more afraid of watching that than the likeliness of the Marcoses coming back to power.
 
2017-09-14 03:02:39 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: He's the richest public figure in China. He's not the richest guy in China, not by a long shot. I don't care if you're giving him full credit for his stock, there are real mega-moguls in China that few people, not even in China, have ever heard about or understand their full wealth.


30 billion is already mega-moful territory to me...
 
2017-09-14 03:04:20 AM  

The Soupman Cumeth: The Pope of Manwich Village: He's the richest public figure in China. He's not the richest guy in China, not by a long shot. I don't care if you're giving him full credit for his stock, there are real mega-moguls in China that few people, not even in China, have ever heard about or understand their full wealth.

30 billion is already mega-moful territory to me...


Mogul. Ftfm.
 
2017-09-14 06:01:48 AM  

big pig peaches: Has anyone ever ordered from Alibaba? It always pops up when I looking for an odd doo-dad. I was wondering if they actually deliver or just hand over you cc number to whomever.


Aliexpress is consumer trading (1-1000), Alibaba is commercial trading (like 10,000+).

And its fine, all transactions go into escrow and are released when you confirm goods received, have spent several thousand over the last few years on any and everything (motorcycle footboards to phones to Dell laptop hard drive cables to boots) and they're pretty good with disputes, sellers are motivated to resolve and if it isn't then their disputes guys read through all of the communication and evidence and make a reasonable call.
 
2017-09-14 06:55:05 AM  

dyhchong: big pig peaches: Has anyone ever ordered from Alibaba? It always pops up when I looking for an odd doo-dad. I was wondering if they actually deliver or just hand over you cc number to whomever.

Aliexpress is consumer trading (1-1000), Alibaba is commercial trading (like 10,000+).

And its fine, all transactions go into escrow and are released when you confirm goods received, have spent several thousand over the last few years on any and everything (motorcycle footboards to phones to Dell laptop hard drive cables to boots) and they're pretty good with disputes, sellers are motivated to resolve and if it isn't then their disputes guys read through all of the communication and evidence and make a reasonable call.


... and if you order from any of the sellers on Aliexpress, my advice is: use a 'burner' email address. Once you order, you'll start receiving tons of spam from dozens of Chinese sources trying to sell you more of whatever you bought from the first guy but with different colors.
 
2017-09-14 10:24:40 AM  
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2017-09-14 10:40:47 AM  

trippycrazy12: vesalius: Dodger: Something I don't get... Isn't China Communist? I thought under communism, nobody gets rich (except the corrupt of course...). How are there all these billionaires in China?

My understanding is that China's goal, according to Deng Xiaoping, is to be a great nation, whether communist or capitalist.

I think in the 80's, they started slowly making moves towards capitalism in certain areas of the country, like denationalizing some properties, and it kinda went from there.  I guess it's more of a corporatist socialist state, if that makes sense. Is corporatist a word?  Autocorrect says yes.

Disclaimer: I know nothing.

I believe the term is "Socialism with Chinese Characteristics"


And a very healthy single party/state internal surveillance system that intentionally avoids fixing systemic corruption.  Oh wait you already said Socialism with a capital "S".
 
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