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China: Covid-19 has increased pressure on tech convicts

2021-01-18T17:32:14.057Z

The Stakhanovist rhythm in effect in many tech companies in the world's largest online marketplace is debated.



In Beijing

It is half past one in the morning, the young woman finally leaves the office, exhausted, in the icy night of Xinjiang, before collapsing on the sidewalk.

The 22-year-old employee of e-commerce unicorn Pinduoduo will not get up.

His sudden death on December 29 sparked a storm on the Chinese web, dropping the company's price to Wall Street and reigniting the debate on the overwork of tech employees, more than ever under pressure to the hour of the pandemic in the second largest economy.

"The labor law is a decoration?

Socialism has offered eight hours of work a day, but why does it require working more overtime than capitalism? ”,

asks, sarcastically, a user on Weibo messaging, where the subject has been viewed more than 1.6 billion times.

Alibaba's rival, Pinduoduo is under fire from critics for his cautious response to the drama, to the point of losing his exclusive advertising contract for the next gala

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Source: lefigaro

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