Erika Cheung, programme director at Betatron. Photo: SCMP/Xiaomei Chen

Armed with lessons from Theranos fraud, whistleblower Erika Cheung takes aim at Hong Kong’s start-up scene

  • Five years ago and fresh out of college, she was an engineer at a multibillion-dollar tech start-up in Silicon Valley that turned out to be a massive fraud
  • Now, the medical researcher-turned-technology and innovation ecosystem builder is in Hong Kong – and she’s looking to ensure entrepreneurs keep a strong sense of ethics
Topic |   Start-ups

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Erika Cheung, programme director at Betatron. Photo: SCMP/Xiaomei Chen
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One young couple who work in the tech industry have been trying for months to conceive a child but are too tired for sex on weekdays. Illustration: Perry Tse/SCMP

No sleep, no sex, no life: tech workers in China’s Silicon Valley face burnout before they reach 30

  • ByteDance has introduced a ‘big/small week’ policy, where most of its 6,000 employees have to work Sundays every two weeks
  • The average tenure in Silicon Valley is 3.65 years, whereas in Chinese tech firms the figure is less than 2.6 years
Topic |   China technology

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One young couple who work in the tech industry have been trying for months to conceive a child but are too tired for sex on weekdays. Illustration: Perry Tse/SCMP
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