Tech talk tops agenda as Malaysia’s Mahathir meets Jack Ma at Alibaba’s Hangzhou HQ

Artificial intelligence driven traffic controls, blockchain-based financial technology and the Internet of Things were at the top of the agenda on Saturday as Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad kicked off his closely watched five-day visit to China with a tour of Alibaba Group’s Hangzhou headquarters.
The tech-savvy 93-year-old leader – elected in May on a platform promising widespread reform – told the Chinese conglomerate’s co-founder Jack Ma that his country…