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A former Alibaba driver set fire to himself amid growing concerns about Chinese labor laws

Alibaba founder Jack Ma in January 2018. Wang HE/Getty Images A delivery driver set himself on fire following a pay dispute with a partner of Alibaba subsidiary Ele.me, reported Tuesday. "I want my blood and sweat money back," driver Liu Jin said in videos of the incident. He now has medical bills of more than 1 million yuan ($150,000). In December, a 22-year-old Chinese tech worker died. Her death was widely attributed to the "996" work culture that dominates the industry. Visit Busines...
Tags: Apple, News, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Beijing, Hsbc, Alibaba, Retail, Food Delivery, Workers Rights, Jack Ma, Weibo, Ele.me, Liu


An Alibaba driver set fire to himself amid growing concerns about Chinese labor laws

Alibaba founder Jack Ma in January 2018. Wang HE/Getty Images A delivery driver set himself on fire following a pay dispute with a partner of Alibaba subsidiary Ele.me, reported Tuesday. "I want my blood and sweat money back," driver Liu Jin said in videos of the incident. He now has medical bills of more than 1 million yuan ($150,000). In December, a 22-year-old Chinese tech worker died. Her death was widely attributed to the "996" work culture that dominates the industry. Visit Busines...
Tags: Apple, News, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Beijing, Hsbc, Alibaba, Retail, Food Delivery, Workers Rights, Jack Ma, Weibo, Ele.me, Liu


The death of a 22-year-old Chinese tech employee shows the industry's toxic '996' work culture, championed by top execs like Jack Ma

Pinduoduo users attend the company's listing ceremony at the Shanghai Tower on July 26, 2018. Yin Liqin/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images A 22-year-old employee of Pinduoduo, a Chinese e-commerce platform, collapsed and died after leaving work at 1:30 a.m. on December 29. Pinduoduo gave no official cause of death, but the woman has been hailed as the latest victim of the "996" culture fuelling China's tech industry. "996" sees staffers work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., s...
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Leaked surveillance video shows the Chinese billionaire founder of JD.com drinking and going home with the woman accusing him of rape (JD)

The billionaire Chinese founder and CEO of JD.com has been accused of rape by a college student in Minneapolis. Liu Jingyao, then a 21-year-old student, says Richard Liu plied her with alcohol at a dinner, assaulted her in a limousine, and sexually assaulted her in her apartment despite her telling him to stop. Newly leaked surveillance footage shows the student and the billionaire at dinner, and her linking her arm around the billionaire inside her apartment block. Both of their lawyers say t...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Ap, Weibo, Business Insider, Reuters, Liu, Associated Press AP, Hennepin County, Richard Liu, Brisbois, Jill Brisbois


College student files lawsuit against the Chinese billionaire founder of JD.com after US prosecutors declined to charge him over rape accusation (JD)

The billionaire founder and CEO of the Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com was arrested in Minneapolis last August after an accusation of rape. Minnesota authorities released Richard Liu Qiangdong without charge the day after the arrest and declined to press charges in December, citing insufficient evidence. His accuser, 21-year-old Liu Jingyao, revealed her identity for the first time in a civil lawsuit filed against the tech CEO on Tuesday. According to Bloomberg, she claims Liu plied her with a...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, China, Office, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Associated Press, Business Insider, Reuters, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Liu, University of Minnesota, Hennepin County, Peter Walsh, Richard Liu


College student files lawsuit against the Chinese billionaire founder of JD.com, after US prosecutors declined to charge him in alleged rape (JD)

The billionaire founder and CEO of the Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com was arrested in Minneapolis last August after an accusation of rape. Minnesota authorities released Richard Liu Qiangdong without charge the day after the arrest and declined to press charges in December, citing insufficient evidence. His accuser, 21-year-old Liu Jingyao, revealed her identity for the first time in a civil lawsuit filed against the tech CEO on Tuesday. According to Bloomberg, she claims Liu plied her with a...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, China, Office, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Associated Press, Business Insider, Reuters, Minneapolis Star Tribune, McDonald, Liu, University of Minnesota, Hennepin County, Peter Walsh