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In Depth: How the Collapse of China’s Housekeeping Platforms Hurt Workers

By Liu Ran and Denise Jia
2022年10月11日 18:29
Failures following costly, rapid expansion of ill-managed businesses left poor women from rural areas holding the bag, in addition to clients and investors
No matter the business model, all platforms spent heavily on marketing and offered large discounts to build market share. Photo: VCG

The recent collapse of several Chinese housekeeping service platforms left hundreds of thousands of workers unpaid, mostly women from poor rural areas, as the owners absconded with investors’ and clients’ money.

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