Position and Analysis
YTO Employees' Action: a glimpse into China's fast-growing, yet sweatshop-like delivery service sector
Employees of logistics giant YTO Express have staged multiple protests in cities across China after the company announced its “reorganisation” of its high-end business service OTP Express in early October. Since 12 October, 7 collective actions broke out in cities such as Beijing, Chongqing and Shanghai. The largest-scale protest took place in Shanghai, hundreds of employees staged a sit-in on the staircase in front of YTO's headquarters, demanding the company to compensate its newly dismissed employees.
One Year Since the Jasic Incident. Arrests and Detention System with Chinese Characteristics
In July 2018, the labour action at Jasic Technology Co., Ltd in Shenzhen was succeeded by a series of crackdowns towards the strike workers and their fellow supporters as well as other labour rights activists in the second half of 2018. One year since the incident, this article will provide a review as well as a discussion on how the Chinese government use criminal law measures to treat the arrested activists.
Workers unite students: the backbone in the late stage of 1989 democratic movement --Interview with Li Jinjin, legal advisor of Beijing Workers’ Autonomous Federation
Sowing seeds in the wilderland. Three post-80s teachers passing down the memories of June 4 Massacre
Protecting the June Fourth Memory, from 1989 to now
Resistance goes on as Meituan continues to exploit its workers
In recent years, online shopping and catering delivery platform becomes an emerging sector in China. Many ex-factory workers find themselves new jobs as delivery personnel. Their task is to deliver the products to their clients as quickly as possible. If a client rates their services as negative, their wages would be deducted. Thus, for a meager income, they risk their lives everyday on the highways. In 2018, many major service providers reduce workers' commission to “maintain their competitiveness”.
When “Made In China” Moves Overseas. The Struggle of Indonesian Workers in the Smartphone Manufacturing Industry
China smartphone industry has expanding their sales in the global market considerably in recent years. China’s four major phone companies, namely Hua Wei, VIVO,OPPO,Xiao Mi have gained significant share in the market. During the fourth quarter of 2018, these companies comprised 37% of the global smartphone sales volume. India and Indonesia are among the populous countries where smartphone sales continues to expand, and become important battlefields for smartphone companies.
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.