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Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants

Economic Times | 17/01/2021 03:15 PM | Click to read full article

E-commerce workers who kept China fed during the coronavirus pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest.
 

For white-collar workers in the technology industry, pay is better than in some industries but employees are often expected to work 12 hours a day or more. The controversy is a blow to the image of internet industries that are transforming China's economy and generating new jobs.

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