Beijing-based Bytedance has adopted a big week/small week policy for its 40,000 employees. Photo: Bloomberg

Quantity or quality? China’s ‘996’ work culture comes under scrutiny

  • China’s mobile internet population more than doubled from around 300 million in 2010 to 788 million last year
  • Chinese software engineers are resisting attempts to make tech workers to adhere to a ‘996’ work schedule – 9am to 9pm, six days a week.
Topic |   China technology

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Beijing-based Bytedance has adopted a big week/small week policy for its 40,000 employees. Photo: Bloomberg
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