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Working 9 to 9: Chinese tech workers push back against long hours15 Apr 10:20am

Working 9 to 9: Chinese tech workers push back against long hours

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Staff at Alibaba, Huawei and other well-known companies have shared evidence of unpaid compulsory overtime Chinese tech employees are pushing back against the industry’s notoriously long hours, known as the “996” schedule of working from 9am to 9pm, six days a week. Over the past few weeks, a project that began as a joke among tired Chinese developers has turned into a nationwide debate about work culture and a rare protest against practices at some of the country’s largest companies.
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