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China moves to protect food delivery drivers from digital exploitation, knocking stocks such as services giant Meituan
The policy guidelines come as China ramps up a campaign to rein in Big Tech, forcing the sector to put greater emphasis on consumer and worker rights. The guidelines are designed to protect basic labour rights for riders, including a base income, work safety, food safety, a decent working environment.
China’s tech giants go on hiring spree for fresh graduates despite Beijing’s crackdown on the sector
Alibaba, ByteDance, JD.com and Meituan are hiring thousands of new graduates as competition for new talent heats up. Amid a historic crackdown on China’s tech sector, companies are also working to eliminate 996 work culture and answer Beijing’s call to boost employment.
One hospital had to transport 10,000 patients to a facility with more reliable electricity. China has developed its urban centres into “smart cities”, causing problems when the Internet fails.
The six-month campaign will address the ‘tough problems’ of China’s Internet industry, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Data security and infringement of user rights among problems the MIIT pledges to address.
Bitcoin mogul Bobby Lee warns that when the popularity and price of Bitcoin soars the cryptocurrency may face bans in China.
Harsher curbs imposed by China on private tutoring and online education has shaken investors confidence in the sector worth RM422.35bil.
Uber driver Mae Cee scoffs at the notion, touted by the global ride-share service, that she and her peers are self-employed contractors – and that most of them are happy with the arrangement.
The Biden administration’s campaign against Covid-19 misinformation risks falling prey to the same phenomenon it seeks to combat.
Drivers for Uber and Lyft have staged strikes in cities across the United States, urging Congress to grant gig workers the right to band together and push for better wages and working conditions.
Consternation is growing internationally following a series of leaks about the Israeli-produced Pegasus surveillance software.