Hai Zhenzhen, who broadcasts live video of her daily routines, receives a digital sports car from one of he male fans. She can convert the value of the gifts into cash, sharing half of the proceeds with the platform that hosts her broadcast. The most popular hosts on UpLive can take in 100,000 yuan a month, the platform says. Photo:Simon Song

Pots of gold await in China’s gig economy: how mobile technology is transforming the world’s biggest jobs market

Advances in mobile internet and e-payment services allows talent to be paid wherever and whenever, creating opportunities for 400 million people to be self-employed by 2036, according to AliResearch

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Hai Zhenzhen, who broadcasts live video of her daily routines, receives a digital sports car from one of he male fans. She can convert the value of the gifts into cash, sharing half of the proceeds with the platform that hosts her broadcast. The most popular hosts on UpLive can take in 100,000 yuan a month, the platform says. Photo:Simon Song
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