The jobs created by the Belt and Road Initiative are almost exclusively male. However, despite the seemingly high salaries and splendor, the achievements of the Belt and Road are also based on the exploitation of these male workers . So why do these Chinese men take the risk to work overseas? Where are the missing women in the Belt and Road projects dominated by traditional male industries such as construction and transportation?
The Push Towards the Maritime Silk Road - The Burden of Manliness Following Xi Jinping's proposal of the "Maritime Silk Road" in 2013, many Special Database state-owned and private enterprises in China have begun to expand outward, including Southeast Asian, African, and Latin American countries, in order to accumulate local Chinese capital. Most of these enterprises are industries that are traditionally dominated by men, such as construction, mining, and transportation, so the employment opportunities created are also dominated by men . For these overseas companies, they prefer to use
"Chinese", because the language is similar, so it is convenient and easy to manage, and the local people are not as "obedient" and "disciplined" as Chinese laborers, making these companies leading They all like to post job advertisements in China, attracting Chinese men to work overseas through "high salaries", attracting m construction site, they need to be "disciplined" by the company; in order to train the "industrial reserve army" of the Belt and Road, all systems are militarized Management, such as not to strike, not to go out of the park, not to contradict the boss, etc., otherwise they will be subject to deductions from wages and corporal punishment. Therefore, there are limits for men to “break into the world”. On the one hand, these men shoulder the responsibility of s