Solar energy tech is a booming industry in China, but one guy who works at the solar industry’s largest power plant is being accused of racism for the fact that he’s not a white guy.
In a recent video uploaded to YouTube, the tech expert, named Guo Hui, said he’s an “Asian male” and that he has no problem working with Chinese men.
The video was created by the China Labor Bulletin and shows him working with solar energy technicians and the men behind the solar panels.
“I am a Chinese male.
And I don’t have any problem working on Chinese guys,” Guo said in the video.
Hui also said he “never” used derogatory terms to refer to people from other races, but added he “cannot be racist” in his jobs because he’s a white person.
Solar energy workers, including Hui and other techs, are increasingly making headlines as they try to break into the lucrative sector of the Chinese economy, with the average wage in the industry reaching $1,100 per month.
At the same time, they face a variety of challenges including a lack of education and access to jobs.
With Chinese workers typically making only $2 per hour, many struggle to get by in China.