Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Alibaba Group, met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Monday.
Ma and Trump met with reporters briefly after the meeting and said they discussed plans to create 1 million US jobs by allowing small and medium-size businesses to sell to China through the company's platforms.
"$BABA wants to create US jobs by helping US small businesses and farmers sell to China's 300 million-strong middle class," a tweet from Alibaba said.
"We had a great meeting." Trump told reporters, describing Ma as "a great, great entrepreneur, one of the best in the world."
"He loves this country," Trump continued, "and he loves China."
Ma told reporters at Trump Tower that the two discussed allowing US products such as "garments, wine, and fruit" to be sold on the platform. Additionally, Ma said the discussion included talk on the need for China and US to improve their relationship.
Trump has repeatedly attacked China for its economic policies and accused the country of stealing jobs from the US. Trump has also said he may raise tariffs on Chinese goods sold in the US.