Pinduoduo employees at their desks at the company’s Shanghai headquarters in 2018. Photo: Reuters Pinduoduo employees at their desks at the company’s Shanghai headquarters in 2018. Photo: Reuters
Pinduoduo employees at their desks at the company’s Shanghai headquarters in 2018. Photo: Reuters
Lijia Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Lijia Zhang

Pinduoduo death and China’s ‘996’ overwork culture show how vulnerable tech workers have become

  • The government should step in to protect workers, end the 996 regime endemic in tech giants, and stop capitalism in its coldest form from being practised in socialist China

Pinduoduo employees at their desks at the company’s Shanghai headquarters in 2018. Photo: Reuters Pinduoduo employees at their desks at the company’s Shanghai headquarters in 2018. Photo: Reuters
Pinduoduo employees at their desks at the company’s Shanghai headquarters in 2018. Photo: Reuters
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Lijia Zhang

Lijia Zhang

Lijia Zhang is a rocket-factory worker turned social commentator, and the author of a novel, Lotus.