No end in sight for China’s overworked tech sector
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Sunshine Seeds
Chantelle Cloete
Chantelle Cloete, Reporter

China’s technology workers are coming under intense pressure to work longer hours or face losing their jobs as poor market conditions underpin big losses across the sector. 

Overworking employees is not a new phenomenon in China, with numerous reports that the notorious “996” schedule­ – working 9am to 9pm, six days a week, without extra pay – persists despite Beijing attempting the crack down on the practice.