The Alibaba founder suggested that Beijing and Washington should move toward cooperation instead of escalating the trade dispute, which Ma said could lead to war.
One of China's wealthiest and most famous entrepreneurs will step down from his company on his 54th birthday.
Alipay has 450 million active users around the world and has made a deal that makes it available in 4 million locations across the U.S.
As he turns his eyes abroad, everyone knows—in e-commerce, in the cloud, in automatic payments and in Hollywood—that Ma is coming.
China is reinforcing its censorship of the internet by cracking down on VPNs.
Smile to Pay, unveiled by Alibaba founder Jack Ma, uses facial recognition software to process payments.
"This is the biggest IPO the world has ever seen, so there's a celebratory mood on the floor, whether you like it or not."