In China, the government is tackling the problem of ‘996’ overtime

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  • Wednesday, 01 Sep 2021

The Chinese government is looking to put an end to the ‘996’ rhythm of overwork. — AFP Relaxnews

Is this the end of “996”? Long working days and weeks in China’s tech sector are getting attention from the highest levels of government.

A memo was recently published to put an end to these practices deemed contrary to the law currently in effect. The development follows recent changes of pace proposed by major Chinese tech companies like Bytedance, but also a movement of Chinese youth criticising long workdays on social networks.

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