Former finance minister Lou Jiwei has spoken out against the controversial “996” work culture in China. Photo: Simon Song
Former finance minister Lou Jiwei has spoken out against the controversial “996” work culture in China. Photo: Simon Song
China jobs

China’s Lou Jiwei decries ‘996’ culture of overwork and says ambitious green targets risk economic ‘dangers’

  • Outspoken former finance minister Lou says forcing employees to work excessive overtime not only violates labour law, it also destroys work-life balance and reduces available jobs
  • Comments pre-empted a ruling by the Supreme People’s Court that the controversial and highly demanding schedules commonly seen at internet and tech giants are illegal

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Former finance minister Lou Jiwei has spoken out against the controversial “996” work culture in China. Photo: Simon Song
Former finance minister Lou Jiwei has spoken out against the controversial “996” work culture in China. Photo: Simon Song
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