HONG KONG: 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.China's internet industries already were known for long, demanding days. With millions of families confined at home, demand surged and employees delivered tons of vegetables, rice, meat, diapers and other supplies, often aboard scooters that exposed them to sub-freezing winter cold.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.80321042 … [Read more...] about Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants
China philippines discuss joint south china sea projects
Moon, 67, is the son of northern war refugees and is considered comparatively moderate in his stance towards the North by South Korean standards. He had previously offered to be a mediator between Pyongyang and Washington and on Monday said that he would seek an early chance to promote the North as Biden's foreign policy priority — aiming to follow up on an agreement reached by Trump and Kim at their first summit in Singapore. … [Read more...] about South Korea’s Moon urges Biden to follow Trump’s diplomacy with North
I HAVEN’T noticed the BBC asking French president Emmanuel Macron why his country has vaccinated just 400,000 people while Britain’s tally is nearly four million. … [Read more...] about Why be delicate with the menace of China?
As of Jan 1, 2021, the city had 16 centenarians aged 105 or above, among its total population of about 1.4 million, with the oldest being 109 years old, the Rugao municipal bureau of civil affairs said. … [Read more...] about China’s ‘longevity city’ registers record number of centenarians
The most significant event in China's space field, and also one of the world's most notable space activities, in 2020 – the Chang'e 5 robotic mission – was launched on Nov 24 at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in South China's Hainan province and successfully landed on the moon on Dec 1, becoming the world's third spacecraft to touch down on the lunar surface since the mid-1970s after its predecessors – Chang'e 3 and 4. … [Read more...] about China issues document to boost global cooperation on lunar samples