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re is a price to pay: time, money and the risk of losing your job. And as a result they took to cyberspace,” she said.
Employers are obliged to provide overtime pay, bonuses and welfare benefits to em
ployees working overtime. But many tech company employees said it was too much to hope for.
A senior developer with the e-commerce giant Alibaba,
who asked not to be named to protect his career, said employers seldom say the
schedule is compulsory, but failure to follow the rules could lead to low performance scores and layoffs.
“Defiant behavior can also lead to losing your annual bonus, which is a lot of money,” he said.
To better protect workers from harsh treatment, Jiang suggested th
at oversight should be beefed up, and systems for lodging complaints should be improved.
China’s Labor Law prescribes that the working hours of
an employee should not exceed an average of eight hours daily, or 44 hours a week.
harbor, on the southwest coast of Seoul. On board were 51 containers of mixed waste that South Korean company Green SoKo had exported to the Philippines last year.
The company had claimed the waste was recyclable plastic, but most of it was not in fact recyclable an
d had been strewn over a 45,000 square meter patch (almost 500,000 square feet) of Mindanao island.
Locals discovered that the trash included household garbage, used diapers, empty ca
ns of ham, and washing machine parts. Protests by environmental group EcoWaste Coalition put pressure on the South Korean govern
ment to take back the trash.What that container ship brought back to Seoul, however, was only a fraction of the 290
,000 tons of waste which South Korean Customs estimates was illegally exported in 2018.
A report released last month by the Ministry of Environment
blamed the problem on the lack of affordable alternatives for disposing of solid waste.
”The cost of incineration used to be $53 per ton and now it’s over $230. The waste comp
anies cannot recycle or incinerate (affordably), so the waste is left abandoned,” ministry officials said at a briefing.
billion people – will get access to mobile internet by 2025. By that time, mobile subscribers will reach to 6 billion, of which
some 700 million will be new subscribers and half of them – 359 million- will come from Asia-Pacific.
China, which will contribute 8 percent to global new additions, takes the second pl
ace among seven countries in the world which account for half of new subscribers.
Mobile is a key driver for digital content consumption which is represe
nted by video, the report said. A growing number of people take longer time and are more fre
quent to watch video on their devices. In 2018, China showed the highest proportion – about 80 percent – of sm
artphone users watching free online video at least once a month, an increase of 10 percent year-on-year.
ould have a major impact on the world economy, since it may potentially contribute $16 trillion – which equivalent to
an increase of 14 percent – to global GDP by 2030, and this could be as much as 26 percent in China, the report said.