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How Microsoft is subverting China

In China, Internet on 14/04/2019 at 10:48 am

We read a lot in reputable Western media about how China is attempting to subvert Western liberal democracies. But we don’t hear there about how the US (the Europeans, Antipodeans, Canadians and Japanese juz roll over and play dead ) is striking back, or that China may actually be only defending itself against US subversion.

TrumpLand is using a tactic that Sun Tzu would approve: providing tools to enable lazy, unpatriotic, entitled young Chinese tech workers to demand shorter working hours.

FT headline:

China tech worker protest against long working hours goes viral

Online campaign against working 9am-9pm six days a week hits nerve with youth

It reported that the Chinese organisers are rallying support via a project on GitHub, the Microsoft-owned collaboration platform for coders and developers. The project is called 996.icu, because by working 9am-9pm, six days a week , as the English version puts it, “you might need to stay in an Intensive Care Unit someday”. They insist this is not a political protest.

The movement is being organised by volunteers on collaborative platforms — primarily Microsoft’s GitHub, used for code-sharing, as well as Slack, used for messaging. Both are US tech cos.

JD.com said in response to media reports of employees complaining that their 996 schedule was a way of forcing resignations, “We will not force employees to work overtime, but we encourage everyone to fully invest themselves.” Define “fully invest themselves” please.

Workers of China unite against Chinese tech giants and Make America Great Again.

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Temasek makes money on Snap

In Temasek on 16/08/2017 at 6:14 am

Something alternative media will not tell u about. To be fair neither will the subversives working in ST.

FT reported that filings showed Temasek sold Snap 300,000 shares valued at US$6.76m. This works out to US$22.33 a share. Snap sold shares at its initial public offering in March at $17 apiece and at that price was worth US$24bn. This was more than a pre-IPO valuation in the second half of 2016 of US$20bn, when it raised US$1.8bn in a Series F round.

Of course the amounts involved are “peanuts” but every little “peanut” counts.

Btw, Snap shares have collapsed to around US$12.