China Labour Quarterly

China Labour Quarterly April 2019

2019-05-28

Conspicuous in Spending but Miser on Workers: Chinese Enterprise Exploits Workers despite Profit Boom

Chinese enterprise Huawei Technology Co. was under fire since the arrest of its CFO Meng Wanzhou by the Canadian government and its lawsuit against the US government over the equipment ban some weeks ago. Meanwhile, the diplomatic crisis due to the arrest of Meng triggered a heated debate on whether Chinese-owned telecommunications companies are cybersecurity risks to the world. In recent years, Chinese-owned technology companies are expanding overseas.  Large-scale mergers, investment and marketing that involved big amount of money have sparked a lot of controversies, as well as issues on labour abuses and exploitations.