China 996 Work-Life Balance

Typically, Chinese culture has supported a “work hard” lifestyle in which most Chinese people work from 9am-9pm, 6 days per week. Specifically in the tech industry, many programmers have tended to work substantially more than this each week. This grew up in the early 2000’s as the tech industry in China started to expand. Independent labor unions have until recently been banned in China. A recent movement focused on empowering