According to domestic media reports, Ma Huateng, chairman of Tencent’s board of directors and CEO, pointed out in his “suggestions on accelerating the development of new forms of employment and helping stabilize employment” that it is necessary to help practitioners solve the problem of only having “youth meal”.
It is reported that the new employment pattern is the direction Ma Huateng has been focusing on in the past few years. In his proposal, he pointed out that the new employment form with platform and flexibility is an important carrier to achieve stable employment.
The new form of employment has the characteristics of large employment capacity, low entry and exit threshold, strong flexibility and part-time, forming a “reservoir” and “buffer”, which complement the standardized employment in the labor market.
It is reported that among about 200 million flexible employees in China, a large part of them choose new employment forms relying on the Internet: first, e-commerce logistics, online meal delivery and online car hailing in the field of life services; second, knowledge and creative fields, including online live broadcasting, online literature and E-sports; third, new employment ecology derived from platforms, such as we media, micro application and micro transaction.
In his proposal, Ma Huateng paid special attention to the flexible employment, shared employment, free employment and other ways in the new employment form, which are different from the traditional labor employment, and need to further adjust and improve the relevant supporting mechanism and service system, so as to better protect and serve the practitioners in the new employment form.
In addition, to better protect the physical and mental health and sustainable development of platform economy practitioners, it is necessary to help practitioners to solve the problem of “youth meal”.
His specific suggestions include: to broaden the channels for flexible employment groups to participate in social security; to provide free online courses and employment guidance services for groups with employment difficulties; to build a “Digital School” for workers’ lifelong learning.
In addition, Ma Huateng plans to submit a number of written suggestions during the national two sessions in 2020. In the “suggestions on actively using digital technology to promote rural revitalization and shared development”, Ma Huateng mentioned the “Tencent for the village” platform. According to the latest survey in 2021, the lack of characteristic industries and talents is the main problem faced by rural netizens.
More than 90% of Internet users hope to promote Internet technology in rural areas as soon as possible. In the aspect of rural digitization, agricultural production facilities, medical facilities, public infrastructure and so on are the areas that rural netizens most hope to get intelligent improvement.
Ma Huateng proposed to guide Internet technology and smart agriculture
“Same frequency resonance” to accelerate the promotion of digital agricultural production. At the same time, he believes that people are always the core element of rural revitalization, so we should vigorously attract and cultivate “new farmers” in the information age, and stimulate the endogenous power of Rural Revitalization.
Some specific suggestions he put forward include: implementing the new professional farmers cultivation project, strengthening the training of agricultural technology, e-commerce and other new agricultural skills for the “new farmers” returning home to start businesses and the backbone of rural governance at the grassroots level; In the field of “digital” of rural public service and emergency management, we should systematically promote the platforms of open government affairs, convenient services and rural characteristics, and explore the use of digital means to help solve the problems of left behind children and empty nesters in rural areas.
In terms of new forms of employment, Ma Huateng puts forward specific suggestions: to broaden the channels for flexible employment groups to participate in social security; to provide free online courses and employment guidance services for groups with employment difficulties; to build a “Digital School” for workers’ lifelong learning.
In terms of digital governance, Ma Huateng put forward suggestions on “platform economy”, involving P2P, bike sharing, long-term rental housing, community group buying and other industries. It is suggested that various frictions and chaos in the current platform economy represent the running in and adjustment between digital technology, a new productivity, and production relations.
Ma Huateng believes that in the process of digital upgrading, traditional industries will bring about value chain restructuring. Once out of control, it may lead to capital and new business model impact on the practitioners of the original format. Internet enterprises, especially platform enterprises, should adhere to the concept of good science and technology, practice technical ethics rules, put development above the safety bottom line, strengthen business ethics rules, and put innovation under effective supervision.
Experience shows that P2P, bike sharing, long-term rental housing and community group buying, especially the financial security of users, must be strictly regulated. Internet travel and freight transportation should have safety supervision mechanism. There should be mechanism guarantee for the all-round development of platform economy practitioners.