A public listing has never been our goal. It is one important strategy and vehicle for fulfilling our mission. It is a gas station along the road to the future. But Aliren should be conscious that, lying behind the massive allure of the capital market, there is unparalleled ruthlessness and pressure. In this market, only a small number of outstanding enterprises can maintain a gallop.
Jack Ma, the chairman of Alibaba, in his letter to employees (Aliren) following the company’s IPO prospectus. The whole thing is a great read.