To those who have signed the slave contract with Qidian, I have some humble advice that I get from some of my lawyer friends who are familiar with Chinese laws. First of all, the nature of the contract you signed is a contract of service (劳务合同), not an employment contract (劳动合同). You are not an employee of Qidian, the Law of People's Republic of China on Employment Contracts (中华人民共和国劳动合同法) does not apply to you. Second, as the actual law that applies to a general contract, the Contract Law of P.R.C. (中华人民共和国合同法) points out in Article 40 that The original text: Make sure you know this. Even in a Chinese court, you are not certain to lose a lawsuit against Qidian. But of course I strongly recommend anyone concerned go to a licensed lawyer for more advice. And the last but not least advice: DON'T SIGN THAT CONTRACT!!!