The recent foggy and hazy weather in major cities in China
“I am happy with the recent foggy and hazy weather in Beijing” – Ma Yun
Ma Yun, the founder and CEO of Alibaba Group who has changed people’s life in China through the company’s online business (in November 2012, the accumulated sale on e-commerce platforms under Alibaba Group had the first time exceeded RMB 1 trillion or US$160 billion) had again surprised the media by saying that “I am happy with the recent foggy and hazy weather in Beijing” in the YaBuLi Entrepreneur Forum on 22nd Feb 2013. He went on to explain that he is happy because the first time those living with excellence, superiority and priorities will be affected by the foggy and hazy weather like other ordinary people. We are all bearing the consequences of being the factory of the world.
Another social issue mentioned by Ma Yun is the health problem. Like what he said, the word of cancer was rarely known by Chinese people but it becomes normal and usual social phenomenon. The major three cancers that could surround each Chinese family are: Lung Cancer, Liver Cancer, and Stomach Cancer, or Gastric Cancer. Another piece of sad news is that the commercial insurance targeting at only cancers is widely welcome in South China’s Guangdong Province suggesting that people are more and more aware and worrying about having a cancer in the near future.