People are seen at their desks at the headquarters of Chinese online group discounter Pinduoduo in Shanghai, China July 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters People are seen at their desks at the headquarters of Chinese online group discounter Pinduoduo in Shanghai, China July 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters
People are seen at their desks at the headquarters of Chinese online group discounter Pinduoduo in Shanghai, China July 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters
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Pinduoduo faces growing PR storm over death of young worker after conflicting public statements on tragedy

  • PDD’s first public statement expressed sadness at the death and condolences for the family but a social media post triggered public backlash
  • Young worker’s death has sparked renewed debate on long-hours culture in the tech industry

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People are seen at their desks at the headquarters of Chinese online group discounter Pinduoduo in Shanghai, China July 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters People are seen at their desks at the headquarters of Chinese online group discounter Pinduoduo in Shanghai, China July 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters
People are seen at their desks at the headquarters of Chinese online group discounter Pinduoduo in Shanghai, China July 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters
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