Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visited Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, on his first stop in China on Saturday, reports the People's Daily.
Mahathir met with Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba, and said that he was looking forward to Ma sharing some innovation ideas with him so that Malaysia companies can learn from Alibaba in the information and technology era.
Ma demonstrated to Mathathir Alibaba's newest artificial intelligence technologies, such as the inclusive finance, the wisdom logistics and the city brain. The Malaysian Prime Minister was impressed with the company's ideas in its use of modern technology after being briefed on the company's AI technologies.
"I hope that Malaysia could tap on your innovative ideas so that we can benefit too from modern technology," Mahathir said. Earlier, he was visiting the Alibaba headquarters.
"Alibaba should share its technologies with the world, Alibaba's first step toward the globe is let our technology to provide better services to the young people," Jack Ma said.