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By Xu Fan | China Daily | Updated:2017-11-09 07:28Gong Shou Dao features some of the countrys top kung fu stars and action choreographers. [Photo provided to China Daily]The Alibaba founder, also a martial arts buff, is making his debut in a 20-minute movie, which will be screened partially at a TV gala on Friday. Xu Fan reports.One of the richest men in China, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, is also a martial arts fan. And he is making his debut in Gong Shou Dao (the art of attack and defense), a 20-minute movie.An eight-minute clip from the film will be screened at the Tmall Double 11 Night Carnival, a TV gala by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, on Friday.The TV gala, an annual promotion event set up in 2015 by Alibaba on Nov 11-Chinas biggest online shopping day since 2009-will air on three satellite channels in Beijing, Shenzhen, and Zhejiang province, as well as on several video-streaming sites like Taobaolive and Youku.Also in the film, pop diva Faye Wong, who has taken a break for a year now, teams up with Ma to sing the movies theme song, Feng Qingyang.Ma, 53, widely known as a fan of martial arts, is fascinated with Louis Chas wuxia (martial arts) novels, and has been practicing tai chi for over 30 years.He even tells employees to use fictional warriors names from literature classics as their nicknames at work.Thanks to Mas love of tai chi-the 600-year-old martial art rooted from Confucianism and Taoism-Alibaba has hired five national champions to train the groups employees.When Irish President Michael Higgins visited the headquarters of Alibaba in Hangzhou during his state visit to China in 2014, Ma arranged for four staff members to perform tai chi stunts for Higgins.Previous1 2 3 NextPrevious1 2 3 NextRelated StoriesQuirky art-house comedy vies with blockbuster rivalsChinese actor wins big at Tokyo Film FestivalNever Say Die triumphs at box officeOpportunities and challenges for the Chinese film industry in the new eraCrime classic foreverPhotosTiger-head shoes made in N Chinas HebeiRestorer revives thousands of ancient booksChinese man reviving century-old crockery with ancient artButterflies on autumn leavesMulao ethnic group celebrates Yifan festival in SW ChinaExhibition in Shanghai marks history of the PartyTop ViewsMost PopularChinese stars dazzle 2017 Bazaar Charity NightSix Chinese faces to grace Victorias Secret showThe Chinese panda shakes up famous paintingsThe evolution of Hong Kong beauty cultureChinese faces shine at the Met GalaFemale celebrities featured in Chinese-style fashion photosEditors picksFollow US Presidents footsteps in the Palace MuseumGolf: Chinas ancient game?VideoHebei drummers inspire marathon runnersCuban School of Wushu puts on huge birthday performanceExpat grasps opportunities in Chinas high-end lifestyle sectorSpecialDragon Boat FestivalA new look: Belt and Road InitiativeBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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