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Chinese company denies installing cameras in employee bathrooms

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  • Chinese state-owned battery maker China Aviation Lithium Battery has denied reports that it has been using surveillance cameras in employee restrooms to monitor those who defy its non-smoking policy.
  • Social media users blasted the company after images of its purported employees hiding in the restroom while smoking emerged online.
  • According to local media reports, the company publishes such images along with each of the offenders’ punishments to warn other employees against disobeying rules.
  • Two of the men in the photos have reportedly been fired, while the third received a warning and lost his monthly bonus.
  • Social media users called out the company for allegedly violating the privacy of its employees, with one netizen suggesting that the company should be punished for it.

A Chinese state-owned business has responded to online criticism after being accused of installing cameras in employee restrooms.

Battery manufacturer China Aviation Lithium Battery (CALB) denied reports that it has been using surveillance cameras in its restrooms to monitor employees who break its non-smoking policy.

49% of Japanese employees say they have an ‘old guy’ co-worker who doesn’t do any work: survey

  • In a survey conducted by a Japanese consulting business, half of 300 employees said there is "an old guy" who does not do any work at their respective companies.
  • When asked what the “old guy” is doing instead, most participants responded that they often take breaks, browse the internet and stare into space.
  • Almost half of the respondents believe that these men have no desire to work.
  • Participants also expressed that these men often bring low energy to the workplace and create more work for others.

A survey conducted by a consulting company found that 49.2% of respondents at Japanese companies have “old guys who do not work.” 

Shikigaku, located in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, conducted a survey on April 27-28 asking 300 employees who work for companies with staffs of 300 or more, “Is there a old guy who doesn’t work’ in the company you work for?” Of all the respondents, including men and women between the ages 20 and 39, 49.2% agreed. 

Leading global investment company requires bosses to seek permission when hiring white men

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Boston-based State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), one of the world’s largest investment firms, is reportedly requiring executives to seek permission to hire white men.

Driving the news: The policy helps fulfill the company’s diversity goals, which include a 10-point action plan to address racism and inequality. By 2023, the firm aims to triple its Black and Latinx leadership (U.S. only; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic worldwide) and double its Black and Latinx employees at all levels (U.S. only; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic worldwide).

China Ends Service That Lets You Pay People to Get Drunk For You

Just two weeks after launching a service that lets users find people to drink alcohol for them, a Chinese company decided to cease operations over regulation concerns.

Founded in 2011, eDaijia, based in Beijing, introduced eDaihe, which means “to drink on behalf of,” on Dec. 28, 2017. The service allows users to find surrogate drinkers based on location and drinking capacity as well as their personal introduction.

Meet the Man Behind Hong Kong’s First $1 Billion ‘Unicorn’ Startup

When Steven Lam encountered the difficulty of finding delivery vans for his first venture in 2010, he stumbled upon a new business opportunity that would eventually become Hong Kong’s first “unicorn” startup.

Lam came up with the idea for his on-demand van hire service GoGoVan, after he and his business partners found that it was almost impossible to immediately find a delivery van that could transport items for their business whenever they needed to.

China is Cracking Down On Ridiculously Long Company Names

Chinese companies are now no longer allowed to use ridiculously long names after the government made it illegal to register “weird” names last Saturday.

As indicated in a section of the 33 guidelines set by the China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce, outlandish company names such as  “宝鸡有一群怀揣着梦想的少年相信在牛大叔的带领下会创造生命的奇迹网络科技有限公司” which translates to “There Is a Group of Young People With Dreams, Who Believe They Can Make the Wonders of Life Under the Leadership of Uncle Niu Internet Technology Co. Ltd.” will now be banned. The 39-character name of a condom-making Chinese firm went viral earlier this year on Chinese social media.

Shocking Video Shows Employees in China Forced to Drink Toilet Water As Punishment

Shocking footage of Chinese employees drinking toilet water shows how brutal some companies in China can be. While many companies merely warn their workers for not reaching their quotas, one photography studio in Guang’an punishes them instead.

According to Shanghaiist, the Chinese employees were being punished for poor performance and not reaching their quotas. In the video, the male employee is seen filling his plastic cup with water from a squat toilet as he took a long pause before forcibly downing the filthy liquid.