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Instead of donating to charity, how about enterprises stop pushing employees to work so much overtime and let them rest on weekends.

By NewsChina Updated Nov.1

Instead of donating to charity, how about enterprises stop pushing employees to work so much overtime and let them rest on weekends. Wouldn’t it also be better to provide delivery people with insurance?”  

Yao Yang, director of the National School of Development, Peking University, in a recent interview with news portal The Paper 
“Impacted by the pandemic and floods, China’s manufacturing and non-manufacturing activities declined [in August], resulting in large decreases in production and orders which have increased pressure on the labor market. The government urgently needs to make precise and cross-cycle macro-adjustments to support industries.”  

Economics columnist Pang Ming for financial portal Caixin 
“Someone asked me what I believe the best pandemic control scenario to be, and I replied: people coming and going to work normally with pandemic controls conducted in an orderly manner, as if there was no pandemic at all. Everything is back on track.’  

Renowned infectious disease expert Zhang Wenhong on Sina Weibo on August 18 
“China never bets its own future on other countries. We only want to surpass ourselves. We never take surpassing the US as our goal, and we never have the ambition to challenge and displace America, or to seek hegemony in the world.”  

Qin Gang, China’s new ambassador to Washington, at an online welcome meeting held by the National Committee on United States-China Relations on August 31 
“The more chaotic the world is, the more stable China should remain, since a stable China is the biggest source of stability in a world full of uncertainties. It works not only today but also in the long run.”  

Zheng Yongnian, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen campus, in his new book Opportunities Amid Great Change: the World’s New Challenges and China’s Future, published by CITIC Press Group in July 

“Afghanistan should no longer be a paradise for terrorists.”  

Geng Shuang, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), at a meeting of the UN Security Council held on August 16 

“It’s totally unconstructive for Japan to emphasize threats beyond its borders and stoke confrontation among its children. Japan should face up to and reflect on history and learn lessons from it. Japan should not misguide its people, especially the younger generation, in such a way.”  

Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, commenting on Japan’s latest “Defense Paper for Children” which reportedly hypes up the “China threat” 

“China has emphasized from the very beginning that the confinement of Meng Wanzhou (daughter of Huawei president Ren Zhengfei) is a totally political incident made by the US without any legal basis. Its true purpose is to suppress China’s high-tech enterprises and obstruct China’s technological development ... Canada is acting as the US’s accomplice in this incident and should bear inescapable responsibility.”  

Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at a regular press conference held on August 19, one day after the Canadian court ended the preliminary trial of Meng’s case 

“When an organization is rigidly hierarchical and only measures employees by performance while ignoring their interests and rights, sexual harassment and bullying will become normal and even part of the corporate culture.”  

Yan Xiaofeng in an interview with NewsChina’s Chinese edition about a scandal at Alibaba where a female employee alleged she was sexually harassed by two male colleagues while on a business trip