A Pinduoduo employee’s suicide, the second work-related death at the company in as many weeks, and an Ele.me courier’s self-immolation have set the Chinese internet ablaze with discussion on labor conditions in the tech sector....
by Joseph Brouwer | Dec 3, 2020
Several recent reports have exposed the extreme hardships imposed on Chinese delivery drivers by unforgiving algorithms, merciless delivery companies, and expectant consumers. At NPR this week, Emily Feng shadowed a young...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 20, 2016
On December 11, as China celebrated 15 years since its accession to the World Trade...
by Scott Greene | Aug 12, 2013
Reuters reports that food has become one of the fastest-growing segments of e-commerce in China, with online sales of produce expected to climb as consumers react to recent food safety scandals: The trend is adding momentum to a...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 18, 2013
Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has complained of “a terrible misunderstanding” after he allegedly compared his own management style with Deng Xiaoping’s handling of the 1989 June 4th crackdown....
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods