A delivery driver picks up takeaway food that is handed through the window of a restaurant in Beijing in March 2020. Photo: Reuters A delivery driver picks up takeaway food that is handed through the window of a restaurant in Beijing in March 2020. Photo: Reuters
A delivery driver picks up takeaway food that is handed through the window of a restaurant in Beijing in March 2020. Photo: Reuters

Can China’s drive to protect gig economy workers work by pressing Big Tech to give more?

  • The focus on labour rights is part of the Chinese government’s push to create a fairer society and narrow the income gap under President Xi Jinping
  • Internet companies must now sign labour contracts with their gig workers, and provide them with the insurance coverage of state-run insurers

Topic |   China technology
A delivery driver picks up takeaway food that is handed through the window of a restaurant in Beijing in March 2020. Photo: Reuters A delivery driver picks up takeaway food that is handed through the window of a restaurant in Beijing in March 2020. Photo: Reuters
A delivery driver picks up takeaway food that is handed through the window of a restaurant in Beijing in March 2020. Photo: Reuters
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