China steps in to regulate brutal '996' work culture

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Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma famously said it was a "blessing" for anyone to be part of the so-called "996 work culture"- where people work 9am to 9pm, six days a week.

Now, China's authorities have issued a stern reminder to companies that such punishing work schedules are in fact, illegal.

Period2 Sep 2021

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  • TitleChina steps in to regulate brutal '996' work culture
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date2/09/21
    DescriptionChinese tech tycoon Jack Ma famously said it was a "blessing" for anyone to be part of the so-called "996 work culture"- where people work 9am to 9pm, six days a week.

    Now, China's authorities have issued a stern reminder to companies that such punishing work schedules are in fact, illegal.
    Producer/AuthorWaiyee Yip
    URLhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-58381538
    PersonsJenny Chan

Keywords

  • Alibaba
  • 996
  • Legality
  • China
  • Employment protection
  • Economy
  • Politics