Meituan food delivery riders gather around their motorcycles in Beijing on April 21, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg
Meituan food delivery riders gather around their motorcycles in Beijing on April 21, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s left-behind gig workers: as Big Tech pushes for profit, labour conditions show little sign of improvement

  • Many of China’s gig workers move to the big city to seek a better life, only to find increased hardship
  • By outsourcing contractual obligations, Big Tech on-demand platforms can skirt the costs of insuring their gig workers

Topic |   China technology
Meituan food delivery riders gather around their motorcycles in Beijing on April 21, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg
Meituan food delivery riders gather around their motorcycles in Beijing on April 21, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg
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