White-collar jobs in jeopardy in China by Tom Marling in Recruitment 24 Jan 2019 The Chinese internet and tech sector has seen major companies pump the brakes on their headcount in recent weeks. NetEase, Meituan Dianping and Qunar laid off in December, while Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) disclosed that it would be postponing hiring.This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share 51jobalibabaCaixinLiepinMeituan DianpingNetEaseQunar Tom Marling Tom is a PhD candidate in Chinese History at Hong Kong Baptist University, and former PR consultant in Mainland China. He joined the AIM Group in 2016 as a writer/analyst.