Andrew R.Sorkin：It is my priviledge to be here this evening with Jack Ma, one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, of course, the founder of Alibaba, and we have so many thing to talk about over the next half an hour, of course, we also want to try to get to your questions as well, we’re going to talk about Alibaba, of course, but also China, the “trump world” we’re all living, globalization, trade, and so many other issues. But first of all, thank you for joining all of us.
马云：Thank you, my pleasure.
Andrew R.Sorkin：Let me start with this, which is to say that you’ve just spend time inside Trump Tower…uh, when to go visit with Donald, uh, president-elect of the United States, tell us about that meeting.
马云：Well, that’s a very productive meeting, much better than I thought, than I expected.
Andrew R.Sorkin：What did you expect?
马云：Well, I heard a lot, and I watch like everybody watched all the news, and heard about a lot of him. So, when I go inside, I thought, hum, anything that……But, he’s free, sort of open-minded, listen to what I talk. So, I think I’m very happy about the results, and finnally, he said, he offered, hey Jack, let me wal k you down, I assume he’s very happy about the results we had.
Andrew R.Sorkin：Can I ask how does a meeting like that happen, do you call him, does he call you? Well, how doesn this take place?
马云：Well, that’s a question that I’m asking myself, Cos’ some day I got some request from people say, Jack, do you want to meeting the president-elect? I said, is it true or not? Cos’ I’m not ready for that, because I don’t know what to talk about. And then, a few days later, I got another request, I got several request, I saw one email which was a friend, his very sort of specific, I thought about it, I think, yes, maybe, I should go and have a talk. and at least, I think president-elect Donald Trump will be happy to hear what I want to talk about…So, I went.
Andrew R.Sorkin：And what did you tell him?
马云：We talked about the small business, talked about agricultural products, talked about trade between China and USA, we had a special focus on talking about we can we bring the small business in American, sell them to China, Asia through our network which can creat a lot of job for them.
Andrew R.Sorkin：And you commited to create, as you said, gonna be 1 million jobs in the United States…over the next 5 years?
马云：Yeah, over the next 5 years.
Andrew R.Sorkin：Let’s not a million jobs that Alibaba itself, you’re not hiring 1 million people.
马云：No, no, we all totally, Alibaba employee put together, it’s like 45000 people, we can not hire 1 million, I can not imagine, I can manage 1 million people, you know.
Andrew R.Sorkin：Explain to us, how you think about the Us-China relationship given some of the comment that Donald Trump has made about China being a manipulator, a currency manipulator, did that come up during your meeting?
马云：Well, I think first, the American is freedom of speech, right? So, he can say whatever he want, and I respect, and I understand. I have my own views, we did not debate about China-Us trade, or manipulation, we did not debate, I did not talk…We actually agreed on something, small business, developing the middle west America, helping the farmers there, small business there, to exporting to China…