With machines and automation threatening the livelihoods of many workers, such as truck drivers, many countries are now looking to a universal basic income system to boost their economies. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Getting paid to do nothing: why the idea of China’s dibao is catching on

Asia-Pacific countries are beginning to consider their own form of universal basic income in the face of an automation-induced jobs crisis

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With machines and automation threatening the livelihoods of many workers, such as truck drivers, many countries are now looking to a universal basic income system to boost their economies. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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