The death of a young employee has sparked a public relations crisis for Pinduoduo, which is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies in China. Photo: Reuters The death of a young employee has sparked a public relations crisis for Pinduoduo, which is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies in China. Photo: Reuters
The death of a young employee has sparked a public relations crisis for Pinduoduo, which is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies in China. Photo: Reuters
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Pinduoduo worker deaths reignite debate on 996 and the dark side of China tech’s overwork culture

  • Pinduoduo confirmed the deaths of two young workers recently, sparking debate over a culture of overworking in China’s tech companies
  • A ‘996’ work schedule of 12 hours a day, six days a week has become an unwritten standard for many of the country’s tech firms

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The death of a young employee has sparked a public relations crisis for Pinduoduo, which is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies in China. Photo: Reuters The death of a young employee has sparked a public relations crisis for Pinduoduo, which is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies in China. Photo: Reuters
The death of a young employee has sparked a public relations crisis for Pinduoduo, which is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies in China. Photo: Reuters
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