The ByteDance headquarters in Beijing, China on August 7, 2020. Photo: AP Photo
The ByteDance headquarters in Beijing, China on August 7, 2020. Photo: AP Photo
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996 no more: TikTok owner ByteDance embraces shorter ‘1075’ work hours amid backlash in China’s tech world

  • The Beijing-based unicorn updated its system on Monday to discourage staff from working more than nine hours a day or going to the office on weekends
  • Chinese authorities have openly criticised excessive work hours in Chinese tech companies, calling it an “evil” in labour exploitation

The ByteDance headquarters in Beijing, China on August 7, 2020. Photo: AP Photo
The ByteDance headquarters in Beijing, China on August 7, 2020. Photo: AP Photo
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