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Jenny Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Jenny Chan

While China’s tech sector discusses 996 work culture, spare a thought for the masses of ‘dispatch workers’

  • Even as the Chinese government has moved to enact laws to regulate the employment of subcontracted workers, companies are looking for loopholes that allow them to get the most out of workers at the cheapest price

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Content reviewers at work at the offices Inke, one of the top live-streaming apps in China, in Changsha, Hunan province. Photo: Lea Li
Mimi Zou
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The View by Mimi Zou

China’s ‘996’ work culture should not turn into Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times

  • While it is true, as Alibaba founder Jack Ma has argued, that extended working hours are not a problem for those passionate about their jobs, a top-down inflexible approach to how long employees work is not the way for Industry 4.0 to go

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Content reviewers at work at the offices Inke, one of the top live-streaming apps in China, in Changsha, Hunan province. Photo: Lea Li
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