Why does Jack Ma want to own a newspaper?

imageWhy would a hugely successful businessman make himself an easy target for critics who suspected his real intent was to prune an occasional thorn in Beijing’s side? SCMP readers are now asking exactly the same question of Jack Ma, the Chinese magnate who has agreed to pay $266m for the paper. The Alibaba Group chairman is China’s second-richest man and has expanded from his internet base into sectors as diverse as financial services and sport.

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