Alibaba Vows to Give Rmb100bn Towards China’s ‘Common Prosperity’”

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Jenny Chan, a professor of sociology at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, said that while China’s tech behemoths would be “feeling the heat” to make quick improvements, labour protections remained ambiguous.

“For their corporate image and profitability, the senior management pledge to protect labour rights. Yet we all know that from day one, these companies have outsourced or crowdsourced workers on the frontline, who are not recognised as employees,” Chan said.

Period2 Sep 2021

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  • Technology
  • Alibaba
  • Tencent
  • Didi
  • Meituan
  • China
  • unions