Reuters.- Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, who has generally been out of the public eye since his business empire was subjected to regulatory measures late last year, is in Hong Kong and has been meeting with business partners in recent years. days, two sources told Reuters. The Chinese billionaire has kept a low profile since he gave a speech in October last year in Shanghai in which he criticized China’s financial regulators. The intervention triggered events that led to the postponement of a huge share offering from its Ant group. Although Ma has appeared sporadically in public in mainland China, there was speculation about his whereabouts. One of the sources said the visit was the first to the Asian financial center since last October. Alibaba did not immediately respond to requests for comment outside of business hours. The sources did not want to be identified due to confidentiality restrictions. Ma, once China’s most famous and outspoken businessman, met with at least “a few” business partners over meals last week, the people said. The former English teacher disappeared from public view for three months before appearing in January, speaking to a group of educators via video, allaying concern about his unusual absence from the spotlight. It also reads: Jack Ma, the richest man in China, ‘disappeared’ after friction with the government? Alibaba and its tech rivals have been the subject of a broad regulatory campaign on issues ranging from monopoly conduct to consumer rights. Follow us on [Google] News to keep you always informed